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post #11 of 19
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Thanks drumstick diva.  I was wondering about space per bird so thanks for that tip.  52,000+ posts must keep you in the running for Best Buddy in the Bird House :)

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Thanks drumstick diva.  I was wondering about space per bird so thanks for that tip.  52,000+ posts must keep you in the running for Best Buddy in the Bird House :)

She's a keeper all right! :thumbsup

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post #13 of 19
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rethinking


Edited by CluckemUp16 - 1/24/16 at 8:18pm
post #14 of 19
Chickens really just use their coop for sleeping and laying eggs, so if you want to set things up so that son always has "chicken TV" outside his window,, it might be better to think in terms of having part of an enclosed run area visible from his window. You will want to think about whether they will be all-day free ramge or if they will have a secure area with room to hang out comfortably but safe from aerial predators.

It might also be good to design things so that you have that enclosed run partially covered, so there is a secure place for their food that wild birds can't get into and will stay dry, i think most people don't keep food and water inside the coop because they don't need it at night and your main objective for a healthy coop is dryness.

They will poop on anything they have access to, and if it's something they can ffap up onto and perch on, it will just be even more appealing.

There are definitely breeds that can fly over a 5-foot fence.
post #15 of 19
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It sure would be nice if he could see the birds sitting on roost poles from the window on the right - i.e. look directly into the coop - (the window on the left will be free since a gas-heater door swings out across it when opened) - but I don't know.  We only need one ventilator window, and I'm not concerned about an obstructed view.  On the other hand, maybe the chickens wouldn't feel safe always being peered at? 

In my endless trawling of the internet looking at "chook stuff", I came across this coop design.  This woman put in screens behind doors so they could look at their chickens from their house.  (I really love the coop, it looks so nice, and I love the inbuilt storage.  I'm still thinking how to build a "buckets of stuff" hidey area next to my new chook house).  Your options are endless, there are lots of gorgeous coops on the forum.  My only criterion for a coop is "make it easy to clean and to access".

 

http://www.theartofdoingstuff.com/the-coop/

post #16 of 19

Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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post #17 of 19
Hello!

Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
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Did a moth know that the flame was going to change her life forever, or did she simply fly towards that heated embrace, knowing it would offer her something she couldn't give herself? In the end, the answer didn't really matter. The moth had never wanted the choice. -Joey W. Hill-
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post #18 of 19
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Great to know.  Thanks a million.  This is really helpful.  The coop design images you linked me to are amazing.

post #19 of 19
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This is supremely helpful... Thanks for your thoughts.  I'll mull this through and follow up.

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