Newbie here! Hubby surprised me with 12 baby chicks almost 2 weeks ago, so now I'm scrambling to figure out the Coop for them. We have a Garden/Tool(heavy plastic) shed that we built from a kit probably 8 years ago and decided we'd convert it into their Coop. We have raised it up on 1 layer of blocks right now & will add another layer of block. It's 6 x 8 and from most info I've read, it should be ok for 12 chickens? The doors face West, we'll be building the run facing North, due to Husband is afraid if we try to move the Shed around, it will tear it up. We have a line of Pine Trees just to the South of it, so we can't build the run on the South end unless we cut down a lot of trees, which we don't want to do. How many windows should we cut out for ventilation? Should roost be on the back wall opposite big doors or on South Side? Any other specific tips/info for converting?
Edited by Kcarp03 - 5/17/16 at 1:19pm