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I need 8 Chicken Chicken Coop Blueprints!!

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Does anyone have any 8 chicken chicken coop blueprints I could use? If so, that would be great.

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Check out the Coop and Run Design section of the forum. Lots of great ideas there.

Chickens off and on for 25+ years and still learning.

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Chickens off and on for 25+ years and still learning.

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Check out coop 2 in my signature. I do not have full plans but it may work for you.

Projects:  Coop 1  -  Coop 2  -  Brooder Warmer  -  Chick Feeder  -  Solar Ventilation  -  Lighting
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Projects:  Coop 1  -  Coop 2  -  Brooder Warmer  -  Chick Feeder  -  Solar Ventilation  -  Lighting
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One thing I would suggest is, when you find the blueprint for an 8 Chicken Coop - double the size. I don't know where you live, but if you get cold winters your chickens may not want to go outside. That means they will be cooped up for much of the winter. If they're too crowded, feather pecking and other bad habits can occur. 

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Thanks I live in Michigan and we get cold winters

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One thing I would suggest is, when you find the blueprint for an 8 Chicken Coop - double the size. I don't know where you live, but if you get cold winters your chickens may not want to go outside. That means they will be cooped up for much of the winter. If they're too crowded, feather pecking and other bad habits can occur. 

Ditto Dat^^^...and beware the '8 chicken coop' labels, most population numbers are grossly underestimated.

 

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Thanks I live in Michigan and we get cold winters

In Michigan too......had a couple 2-3 day stretches this year(which was relatively mild) they never left the coop all day.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Your best bet is to start with a shed, maybe a garden shed, and add big windows with hardware cloth, and a dig-proof foundation.  At least five sq. ft. per bird, and build as large as you can, because more birds may 'happen' next year!  Mary

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Thank You!!

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