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2-story coop design question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by dftkarin, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. dftkarin

    dftkarin Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    All along I've been thinking I would go for a 2 story ark type tractor coop - 4'x6' with a run on the bottom, and a 4'x6' top story with a window, fold out side, maybe a a-shaped roof or maybe a slanted roof so the top story is 2' tall on one side and 3' tall of the other. That makes 24' up top minus a nesting box, feeder/waterer and ramp - but still 4 sq' per bird. The bottom run would also be 6' per bird (not 10, but I really do plan to let them free range in my yard every evening, and I do have a 3'5' tractor I could connect to the run to expand their space. I know bigger is always better. I'm reading Pat from Ontario's posts a lot and thinking maybe it would be better to build a a separate coop and run.
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    what you are proposing sounds good for a startup coop.

    Especially if they will get getting a lot of free range time.

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