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Large Old-Fashioned coops?

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Does anyone know where I can get some plans for those large, shed-roof style coops they used to have on poultry farms?  All I can find are either small coops for backyard chickens, or monstrous barns.  You know the ones I mean - 50-75 feet long, with about 10-foot pens inside that each lead out to their own run.  They seem ideal for breeding pens for different breeds. (If they are not, someone tell me!)  Thanks!

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Did you check the coop section here?

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BBS Orpingtons, Heritage Delawares, New Hampshires and a motley crew of hens with colored eggs
A proud member of SDWD - Society for Delaware World Domination.
Preserve and promote the wonderful Delaware: 
www.BeausejourFarms.com
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Strange, I've been designing one that sounds like your description.  And someone on BYC has a coop similar to this, where each section has its own automatic waterer; there are doors into the run and into the coop that can be accessed via the hallway down the middle.  Lots of nice ideas to steal!  I'll see if I can find that post and bring a link here.

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The Cat is in the henhouse!!

Mom to: 4 dogs, 15 cats, and... Chickens! 11 purchased Silkie chicks; 3 assorted bantam chicks;  2 Silkie Roos (buff & partridge); 17 Silkie O (formerly known as Silkie-X); 4 Black Rosecombs; 3 EEs; and one gorgeous Ameraucana rooster named Flame!  More chicks every day!  Go, chickies, go!  

 

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Are you meaning something like this?

http://cdn-0.psndealer.com/e2/dealersite/images/ronniesbennington/chicken_coop_shop190.jpg

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I found a thread with a coop construction I think is close to what you are wanting:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=373143
Enjoy!

The Cat is in the henhouse!!

Mom to: 4 dogs, 15 cats, and... Chickens! 11 purchased Silkie chicks; 3 assorted bantam chicks;  2 Silkie Roos (buff & partridge); 17 Silkie O (formerly known as Silkie-X); 4 Black Rosecombs; 3 EEs; and one gorgeous Ameraucana rooster named Flame!  More chicks every day!  Go, chickies, go!  

 

Project Silkie O

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The Cat is in the henhouse!!

Mom to: 4 dogs, 15 cats, and... Chickens! 11 purchased Silkie chicks; 3 assorted bantam chicks;  2 Silkie Roos (buff & partridge); 17 Silkie O (formerly known as Silkie-X); 4 Black Rosecombs; 3 EEs; and one gorgeous Ameraucana rooster named Flame!  More chicks every day!  Go, chickies, go!  

 

Project Silkie O

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Originally Posted by Cattitude 

I found a thread with a coop construction I think is close to what you are wanting:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=373143
Enjoy!


Thats it!  Exactly what I had in mind! Those are great!  I looked through the coop pages several times, but I never saw this one.  Thank you so much!


Thanks to everyone for their posts - if you know of any more links, I'd love to see them.  Thanks Chicken Lady, I loved the picture!  That kind of coop is what I meant.  big_smile

I think true happiness can only be found in the wanton indulgence of animals  -  Hobbes

Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened.
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