Chicken Suite

By jbcorreia, Mar 13, 2012 | Updated: Mar 14, 2012 | | |
  1. jbcorreia

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    I started building this coop about 2 months ago. I am only able to work on it during weekends and, sometimes, at night after work. At the time I started, I was not really sure if I would ever succeed to have it done. At the end I guess that the final result was not bad.

    The coop is divided in two parts, each for a couple of hens. At the time I am posting these pictures, work was still in progress (the chicken run was still missing). I have put extra effort on roof insulation in order to keep temperatiure stable during Winter and Summer peaks.

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  1. mxmarg
    Really quite beautiful!
  2. ChickenCrazy8
    Your coop is gorgeous!!!!
    On ventilation....
    I have heard that chickens get frostbite because of there not being enough ventilation. ie: the coop gets damp.
  3. jbcorreia
    The shelter (the part standing on top of the structure) is 2.5m x 1.25m x 1.25m (W x D x H). It is divided in two parts (1.25m x 125m x 1.25m) and each part will host a rooster and a hen. You can get an idea of the size in the 4th photo above (there is a guy behind the coop trying not to be caught in the photo).
    The interiors are not finished yet, but I will post some photos sometime ahead when I finish the chicken run.
    Meanwhile I guess I'll have to do something about ventilation. I already have a few ideas ;-)
  4. judyki2004
    Very handsome coop, with great wood work! I would love to see the interior settings... how many chickens you plan to house there? it looks big ! I dont know about your weather but I think that lack of enough ventilation can be as harmful for their health as extreme cold.
  5. jbcorreia
    Hi Joan, that's a very good point. Actually you have touched my achilles tendon ;-)
    I have a few doubts about ventilation because I fear air flows inside the coop. During my short experience (I started this "chicken thing" just about 1 year ago), most of my chickens got a cold last Winter. One of my bantam roosters (actually my favorite one - the one in my avatar) even stopped singing in the morning for a few weeks. For a couple of times, I had to give them antibiotics. Not quite sure if it was due to air flows inside my old coop.
    Going back to your question: I am planning to open a few holes on the side doors and find a way to close them during winter or when it rains. I am just waiting to see if during Summer the coop gets unpleasant smells. Anyway, I would like you folks to share your thought with me about this.
    Thsnka a lot!
  6. joan1708
    beautiful wood. Nice craftsmanship. But I have a question? Where is your ventilation?
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