Don't have time to elaborate right now but wanted to ask a question. I assume one of these pop doors in your drawing is already cut out and in use so... WHERE IS YOUR CURRENT POP DOOR?
Yep. The pop door next to the people door, on the bottom of the drawing, and the run it leads out to, are already in place. The pop door and run at the top are what I plan to build while my chicks are growing out in the garage this winter.
Right now my nest "boxes" are sitting on the ground along one wall. They are just dresser drawers with plywood leaning up and over them for privacy, but the girls like them pretty well - I never have hidden eggs anywhere else.
Also worth mentioning, the dimensions and location of Run 2 are fixed - it has to be what I've got drawn. I could move the pop door left or right, but only a few feet either way.
The coop is a converted A-frame shed. Here's a pic I took back when I was building the first run:
Mine's the red one. ;-) You can see that on either side, the shingles go all the way to the ground, so I can't cut into the sides of the shed, only the front and back. The current pop door is centered in the end of the run... pretty much where it looks like it should be. I think it's something like 20" wide by 30" tall. I cut it big in case I ever have turkeys. :-D
Edited by hoosiercheetah - 11/7/14 at 8:38am