Always think before you build

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by michael0641, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. michael0641

    michael0641 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I built an 8x8 coop and had plans of getting different breeds of hens and 1 rooster...I bought 2 cochin pairs and now want to just have pairs...My 8x8 coop is now going to be 3 4x5 coops with 11x5 runs on each....and will have to build more for upcoming chicks that are now 3 weeks old....Moral of story is if I would have thought about it first I wouldn't have wasted time building a big coop and then tore it down to build smaller ones....
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Should have just kept the big one AND made the small ones! The laying pet flock and breeder flocks! :p
     
  3. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I agree! You can never have to many coops.
     
  4. FutureChickenMan

    FutureChickenMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    <---thinks

    gee, i hope the 10x16 coop i'm building will be big enough
     
  5. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Last coop addition gave me over 1000 square feet of coop space on the one building. It stillisn't enough! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. michael0641

    michael0641 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would have kept the big one, but after spending $650 on it the wife was pretty mad. So I had to use the wood from it for the others..
     
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  7. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are building a 7x10 coop right now and I already know it won't be large enough![​IMG] But I am so excited just to get a coop that I will manage for a yr. and then build onto it! I designed it that way.....[​IMG] Dixie
     
  8. youthpastor

    youthpastor Out Of The Brooder

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    who needs to think before you build? that's like reading the instructions... bah, just keep going man![​IMG]
     

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