Hello ... been getting great information from this site; thanks to all!
Posted a gallery of pictures on my new coop built for my wife. She's been asking forever for me to build one. I decided to reclaim the children's play structure; its been sitting unused since the kids grew up. Turned out to make a great base for building upon.
Plans are to house 4 hens. The outside run area is about 10 feet by 15 feet, seems plenty big enough. The coop itself has a floor area of about 2ft by 5ft ... so 10 square feet, not including the nesting boxes. Does this look/seem big enough?
The plank leading up to the pop door is about 8 feet long. I didn't want to put it at too much angle, but not sure if that is too long now.
We just got the chicks this past weekend; their residing in the house in the spare bathtub, with heater, food, water, etc.
Weather in Portland is fairly mild, but I'm planning to make a temperature monitor and automatically turn on/off the heat light in the coop. I'd like to get to automating the pop door, too.