Hi everyone - I'm new to chicken ownership and I'm loving it. Our coop is a repurposed unused dog house a friend had custom built. His dogs never used it and he wanted it out of his yard. It's 4' X 7', with a solid insulated bottom. We place it on a bed of solid concrete pavers mainly because it's too dang heavy to try to lift up on risers. We had it altered with a chicken door, large clean out doors on the side, 2 roosts and 3 nesting boxes. There is 4" venting along the entire width in front and back.
DH built my run 7' X 12'. It's entirely enclosed in hardware cloth which he ran out 12" on the ground and covered in granite rock to predator proof it. Covered the top in polycarbonate roofing - some clear and some opaque for shade. It's close to our raised box gardens and we thought in the fall we could put up a little temp fencing from the run to the garden and let them clean it out for us.
Any feedback for improvements are appreciated!
Edited by kgb6days - 5/1/16 at 7:30am