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post #11 of 15

In cold climate go way bigger than 4sqft...... 6 or 8sqft would be better..

Unless you have a solid covered, large run there will be days on end that they may not go outside at all.

....and think about maintenance when it's witchestit cold outside....a walk in coop is a wonderful thing.

And power for heated waterer...and shoveling path to coop.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #12 of 15
You can use plastic sheeting to make a little greenhouse type run
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by Leigti View Post

You can use plastic sheeting to make a little greenhouse type run

Depends on framing under plastic and snow load.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by aart View Post

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Originally Posted by Leigti View Post

You can use plastic sheeting to make a little greenhouse type run
Depends on framing under plastic and snow load.

Yep, snow can weigh things down quickly, a cubic foot of wet snow can exceed 20lbs... So even with a small run of say 8x10, with a mere 2 inches of wet snow could result in 250+ lbs of snow load on that roof...
post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by aart View Post

Depends on framing under plastic and snow load.
I'm thinking more like a solid roof and then the plastic on the sides.
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