Thank you for this great website, I've already have found wonderful information and tips to start my end of the bargain of building the housing for our chickens. My beautiful wife, Susan, has had chickens in the past, before we were married and she wanted more. We are raising chickens for the eggs and have been ordered that all chickens to be grilled must come from the grocery store.
The first thing I learned was chicken math, well, apparently not good enough. We started with an idea of maybe a 4x8 coop/run for a few birds. Then a 4x10 was considered, then a 6x10 was looked at and finally employed chicken math and settled on a 8x12 all in one coop/run for a initial 6 this year and add a couple more next year. It is a raised 4x8 foot coop, with a 8x12 foot enclosed run including under the coop. This is where I failed a chicken math, the target first 6 chicks we were to get, multiplied to 9 chicks.
We currently have 4 buffs, 2 silver laced wyandottes, 2 Easter eggers and I think the 9th is a copper moran. They all currently are residing in our basement in dog kennels and I let them out during the day while I build the non ending chicken coop. I originally thought, 2x4's with some plywood and done, a coop. Nope, my idea and Susan's ideas was at the other end of my basic thoughts. I am overdue on the completion of the coop and they need to get out of the basement. They stink and create their on little dust storms in the basement. My budgeted beer timeline has been shot by a month and was told the other day soundly that these chickens must get out of my basement, NOW! I think today they should be moving day out to their new home, but something tells me when we let them out of their pen, they will be back at the basement door wanting their plush conditioned accommodations back
I didn't record my build and I will get a picture of our coop soon to show everyone.
Again, thank you all for making this a super site