A few quick questions please :)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by gapeach717, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. gapeach717

    gapeach717 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am working hard on getting the coopaloop finished up and we will be tackling the door to th run next. So....

    1. How big does the opening need to be?

    2. How high of a ramp would be most desirable for my young chickens?

    3. Is it ok to put hay in the run, one part of it is susceptible to mud and thought hay would be nicer for them.

    4. Food indoors or out?

    5. What kind of lighting is ok in the coop?

    6. I see they like sand, can I just do a kiddie pool of sand for them instead of the whole run?


    tHank you!!!!!! :p
     
  2. AAJ

    AAJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, you can put hay in the run, and you can put a pool of sand in the run so they can take dust baths.

    Quick question: Where did you get your sand?
     
  3. gapeach717

    gapeach717 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't bought it yet. Was going to get some from home depot?
     
  4. AAJ

    AAJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks.
     
  5. AtholCoop

    AtholCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make the door to your run just a touch wider than your wheelbarrow, or muck cart.
     
  6. wilbilt

    wilbilt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sage advice. I neglected to do so, and will now be shoveling sand in through the doorway or lugging it in using bags.

    :(
     
  7. gapeach717

    gapeach717 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you, i will actually have a gate to my run, but the little chicken door from the run to the coop is the one i am questioning [​IMG]
     
  8. AtholCoop

    AtholCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually cut my pop doors about 12"x12" square.


     
  9. gapeach717

    gapeach717 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!
     

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