Hi everyone. This is my first post. And I've been searching the forums for a long while regarding coops. Wanted to share my first coop plans and see if you all could give me some tips or pointers! It will be approximately 3.5ft high on the short side or back and 4ft on the front. Flat roof. Approximately 5.5ft long. Planning on 3 to 5 hens at most. Two nesting boxes inside. With the primary door on one of the ends being able to open completely for easy clean out and access to the nests/laying boxes. A second door on the primary door will be a vent opening. Also a small vent above the door, in the eve so to speak. Opposite end will have one large sliding door for ventilation only. This door will have multiple locking positions ; 100% open and closed, and some locations in between.
Thoughts, suggestions and opinions!??
Edit: added plans for additional door on front or back approximately half length of the entire coop. On opposite side as the end opening door which will be the entire width of the end as the drawing shows.
4x4 main posts/legs for good height so I won't have to bend over with smaller legs on it.
Possibly putting hinges on the top of the hardware cloth vent doors, with overhang on left and right sides for keeping rain out and still having ventilation.
Part of original design but not noted: flooring will be laminate for easy clean out.Edited by matt4068 - 1/24/16 at 7:10pm