Photo from my back deck
Closer view. Left side is front facing North. Right side back entrance facing South.
(This is a repurposed building so it is what it is as far as orientation)
Back view (mower will be removed lol)
Coop inside of covered run 4x6. We are going to cover the left side like the back to cover drafts from outside walls leaving ventilation on top.
For the other two walls we are going to make them hardware cloth walls with a wall that has hinges at the top so it can be closed for winter leaving ventilation at the top. It will have 2 cleaning doors one on short end inside and the other on inside long side near the left side. Nest boxes will be on the inside long side on right. All open areas will be covered with hardware cloth.
It is raised 2' so the chickens can walk under it for run space (barn is a little over 12x12). The roosts will be the short way on the left side 12" from wall the 12" from that one and 14" high so it will be 16" from ventilation. I would like a poop board or cloth how much does a chicken need to be able to walk under? Any other suggestions? Thanks
We live in southwest Virginia (not west virginia, the most western part of virginia closest to kentucky) our summers are hot and our winters average 20f although the last couple of winters we have had some colder spells will more snow than normal.
We have 3 isa brown pullets and 3 white leghorn pullets. They are about 4 weeks old.
Edited by marie24248 - 5/19/16 at 8:00am