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Small coop for 3-4 birds

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Getting back in the chicken game after a several year break. Looking to make a small coop for 3-4 average size birds in Ohio. I have minimum funds and carpentry skills.

Anyone have any plans they care to share?

www.youtube.com/stoneschickens

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hatch-cam-2012


Keeping tabs on my five favorite birds and favorite bunnies.

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www.youtube.com/stoneschickens

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hatch-cam-2012


Keeping tabs on my five favorite birds and favorite bunnies.

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post #2 of 8

 Check out Craigs list. Limited funds go to you tube and check out coops made from reclaimed wood, or pallets. I was lucky enough to get a really sturdy crate that was built on a 4' x 4' pallet. I am making a chicken tractor out of it. Limited skills needed. Or check into easy frame kits for small sheds. 

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbT6BEy3ssw   Here is the link for easy frames. 

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Thanks

www.youtube.com/stoneschickens

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hatch-cam-2012


Keeping tabs on my five favorite birds and favorite bunnies.

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www.youtube.com/stoneschickens

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hatch-cam-2012


Keeping tabs on my five favorite birds and favorite bunnies.

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Considering something like the picture below. I want the run space to be 4'x16', do you think that will be enough room for 6 hens (state min for purchase). I will let them free range a few hours a day. But work hours they will be in the run.

www.youtube.com/stoneschickens

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hatch-cam-2012


Keeping tabs on my five favorite birds and favorite bunnies.

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www.youtube.com/stoneschickens

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hatch-cam-2012


Keeping tabs on my five favorite birds and favorite bunnies.

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Originally Posted by stone_family3 View Post

Considering something like the picture below. I want the run space to be 4'x16', do you think that will be enough room for 6 hens (state min for purchase). I will let them free range a few hours a day. But work hours they will be in the run.


That looks like this coop, at most 2 chickens in that coop... And beware most coop kit companies over rate their chicken count, best to take their suitable for chicken numbers and cut it in half...

http://www.amazon.com/TRIXIE-Pet-Products-Chicken-Outdoor/dp/B0082WU8QE
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As stated considering something similar, not that product or another store bought one. That is why I included the run size.

www.youtube.com/stoneschickens

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hatch-cam-2012


Keeping tabs on my five favorite birds and favorite bunnies.

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www.youtube.com/stoneschickens

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hatch-cam-2012


Keeping tabs on my five favorite birds and favorite bunnies.

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Originally Posted by stone_family3 View Post

As stated considering something similar, not that product or another store bought one. That is why I included the run size.

Based on recommended numbers that size run would be the bare minimum for 6 birds, and the coop would technically need to be about 4x6, but I would go bigger as a personal preference...
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