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Duck/chicken coop ideas

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
I Currently have a 5x7 shed that I turned into a insulated and sheeted. It's about 5 1/2 feet tall. I was planning on putting a good layer of wood shavings on the ground. And a feeder and water container in a corner. What else would I need to make it accommodate for 2 chickens? A roost near the top for the chickens. Do they need a ramp?
post #2 of 5
Well they need nesting boxes of course. Just one would be sufficient for two chickens if you don't plan on more. I'm not sure if you mean a ramp to the roosts or the door, so I'm assuming roosts. It depends on the breed and the height of the roost. It is more difficult for large breeds to jump up and down a high roost.

Also I would advise against having only two chickens if those will be your only ones. If one dies, the remainder will be lonely. Chickens should not be by themselves.
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Yes I ment a ramp to the roost. But I will just put a few boards for them to hop onto. Well I'm getting 4 ducks. I don't want to crowd my coop too much. I'm afraid 4 ducks and 3 chickens would be too much? But I'm new to this
post #4 of 5

It might be too much...ducks have different needs and tolerances, especially when it comes to water.

Ducks need water deep enough to rinse nostrils, chickens do not do well in a wet environment.

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."

Reply
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
Yeah I was thinking 2 chickens with the 4 ducks and try to keep it as dry as possible and have majority of my water outside the coop
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