I received a 10x10x6 dog kennel for a pretty good price locally to turn into a chicken coop.
There are a couple of things I had questions on before I embark in building it up.
Should I keep the kennel on the ground and put some type of wire material around the ground a foot or two all the way around so nothing can dig under it or put the whole thing on a 12x12 wood platform to make sure nothing can get underneath. I'm not sure if its ok for them to be on wood all the time or better to be on the ground.
I'm also not sure if I should build up a smallish 4x8 coop on 18" stilts so they have the whole 10x10 to run around in or basically block on 4' on one side and use that whole area as the coop, basically leaving them 6x10 to run around in outside of the coop.
across the top I figure i'll put some type of hardware cloth all across the top and then throw a 12x12 tarp over it to keep it semi dry so rain's not flooding it all out.
I'm looking at lots of pictures on here for ideas and I don't see any on platforms so that may not be the way to go...would also cut down on cost if I didn't need it, just getting some more opinions.
any other suggestions or if anyone wants to post pics of theirs for guidance or for ideas, that's cool too.
it may take a week or two between work and family time, plus I'm not the best at building things so that will take time as well but i'll keep this updated!
ETA: I'm thinking about using this for a template and turn it into a 4x8 with a flat roof if I go this route: http://www.simplesuburbanliving.com/2016/03/how-to-build-simple-suburban-chicken.html
Edited by pohnjarker - 3/25/16 at 10:43am