While I was raised on a small farm and had over 100 chickens, I have not had chickens for over 40 years. My wife wants 6 hens, so I have scoured this website (which is great by the way) for ideas and am making progress on the coop. The design has 24 square feet of floor space and the run will have about 150 square feet of ground access. I will have three external nesting boxes that will be 12x12x18 high with a lift up lid for egg collection.
I just built my roosting ladder and will be putting a slide out tray that will have Sweet PDZ in it. The tray is not pictured as it is still in the form of plywood and lumber, but it will be right below the roosting ladder.
Any advice is appreciated.