Homestead Holdouts Dog House Design

  1. Hope Hughes
    "Cute little thing"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jun 29, 2018
    I wouldn't add the heat lamp, and would add more ventilation. To me the smaller the more ventilation is needed.
    1. SandyRiverChick
      I didn't even know this was still on here - it was 7 years ago... It's been expanded to a full size chicken house now. But in terms of ventilation I actually miss this little coop, it had plenty of ventilation - the entire length of both sides under the roof (eves) plus the attic door and the entry door from the run. It was very open. My big fancy coop made from mostly antique windows has less ventilation and it's a concern. I did install a heat lamp but not overhead - it was embedded in the side door. I only used it a few times when temps got really low. I'd for sure do this same coop again, it was very practical and though the big coop I have now is great because I can walk in it, something seems lost from the simplicity of the dog house. Hope I didn't sound defensive, just not agreeing with you on the ventilation, and those girls were always healthy. Cheers.
  2. Nardo
    "Good inexpensive Small coop"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jun 29, 2018
    Good article; plenty of pics. Coop is OK sized for the few hens they have. Points for artistic creativity!

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