coop

  1. PhillyDelcoChix

    When can I safely move 6 week old chickens outside?

    It’s winter here, not that it feels like it. We’re in south eastern PA, and the lows are between 11-42 degrees F overnight and between 30-55 during the days. Our coop and run will hopefully be completed this weekend and our poor girls have our grown their brooder soo many times I’ve run out of...
  2. cluckmecoop7

    The Clucky Coop Adventures - 2020 CHAT

    Hello, :frow Welcome! Want some mealworms? This thread is called "The Clucky Coop Adventures". This is my 2020 chat/updates thread. I'm hoping to update it daily. I will be sharing **LOTS** of pictures and stories + updates and questions. I'll start with my pets: I have a small flock of six...
  3. Scareab

    Best coop for 2-3 chickens?

    Hello! I’m now in the process of ordering or making a coop. I’m only going to have 2-3 chickens and all of them will be free range. (We have a large field in the back that has plenty of bug yummies for them) So we want a safe coop in the backyard for them to sleep well and protected. The things...
  4. S

    Combined Duck/Geese Coop Ideas Needed

    I'm looking for ideas on coop/run design for a "larger" combined flock of ducks and geese. We are looking to get 10 Indian Runner ducks, 1 Cayuga, 1 Rouen, and 2 Pilgrim geese at the beginning of June. Right now we're in the planning stage, and are needing to build a new coop and run to house...
  5. MindfullLee

    Finding a coop location

    So in deciding where to put my coop in my yard, two of the locations Im thinking of is right next to my raised beds. Is there a problems with this? Im thinking safety/sanitation wise, having the coop and run a few feet from veggies gardens? Obviously if my beds are not protected they will help...
  6. yodelinginca

    Help! Winter run maintenance- PU!

    Ok. So we have a 4x6 coop for our 5 hens, all covered & enclosed. However, our 6x10 run doesn't have a solid roof so when it rains the ground gets REALLY muddy. Normally we clean out the run once a week, but aside from collecting uneaten scraps we can't clean the droppings in the mud (we just...
  7. Silkielove1944

    Multiple feet of snow.

    I have a flock of chickens, finally adults. However, this is my first time with my flock in winter. We are expecting to have piles of snow. I feel my little flock would freeze without warning. What are your suggestions to keep your chickens all bundled up? They're mainly silkies, so I'm not too...
  8. Chicken Tractor Coop - Self-Sustaining

    Chicken Tractor Coop - Self-Sustaining

    My wife has always wanted to raise chickens so last year when an opportunity to purchase a home with 2 acres came along we jumped on it. We also had a pole barn constructed which left us with plenty of scrap lumber and metal panels. At first I wasn't fully convinced that I could build this coop...
  9. RedWagonCoop

    Chicken Tractor Coop - Self-Sustaining

    My wife has always wanted to raise chickens so last year when an opportunity to purchase a home with 2 acres came along we jumped on it. We also had a pole barn constructed which left us with plenty of scrap lumber and metal panels. At first I wasn't fully convinced that I could build this...
  10. Kuvasz

    Invisible Bugs - Help!

    I've got a weird problem happening here in southwestern Va in my coop -- invisible bugs are jumping on me in my chicken coop! My face and hands, the part of my hair, around my ankles...anywhere there is bareskin, I'm itching when I leave the coop after feeding and watering. The chickens seem...
  11. ValerieJ

    Coop building plans, seeking critique and advice

    Here is the plan so far. The ventilation is in the dormer, 1' x 10', plus 4" x 10' where the roof meets the siding on both the front and back, for a total of 16sf+. Will that be enough? Should we put some openings on the sides too? The windows on the front and back are for letting sun in...
  12. ValerieJ

    Roost bar and poop board depth question

    DH is designing our new coop today, or starting it anyway. I think I read somewhere that the roosting bar should be 2' from the wall. If that is so, does the poop board need to be 4'? Also, is a foot off the poop board high enough for the roost bar? In order to have windows that do not blow...
  13. T

    Coop vs Run

    Hiya, I have a patch of land 16 x 10ft. I want to build a new coop and my question is: Which is best, bigger coop and therefore less run or smaller coop and more run? And am I right in thinking 6 chickens would be perfectly happy in this amount of space? Thanks in advance!
  14. DecT

    Has anyone got a Brick coop

    Has anyone got a Brick coop? tips pls ... pros and cons.... oh, and pics too MT
  15. TT43

    Chicks wont go to hen house

    Help! My 12 weeks old chicks were attacked one morning when I let them out of the coop. One survived out of 4. I got 2 new 8 week old chicks to keep Fluffy company. Now none of them will willingly go into the Hen house to sleep. I've locked them all in there for 2 days and it's been in 30's at...
  16. DecT

    How Many Chickens?

    My coop is 5m squared and they have a large run/free-range area, what is the maximum amount of chicken I could get. sorry for lot of questions, just need help.
  17. DecT

    Electricity

    Any ideas on how to get electricity to my coop, which is 25m away from my house(where the electricity is):confused:MT Dec
  18. DecT

    My Coop

    we brought some land and it had a built-in chicken coop in a brick shed, it has 4 rather large windows some 2 are partially-covered and 2 open, should I cover some???? or just the windows that are directly in front of roost???????? pls, help! Many thanks
  19. Rshumpal

    Coop building and ventilation

    I’ve been waiting for the rain to stop so I could paint my shed pieces and get my coop up. I don’t know if I have enough ventilation, or possibly too much planned. The coop is going to have my house on the one side and then two sections of fence on the other so it is well protected from the...
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