another newbie question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by macbryant, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. macbryant

    macbryant In the Brooder

    Mar 13, 2008
    i am just about finished with my coop and everything. I was wondering if the coop itself needs to be fully enclosed. I was thinking about just closing up 3 sides and leaving the front toward the run open so i will be able to get in there and clean it easier. Thanks
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    I'm assuming you're in an area where it doesn't get cold in winter?

    The only issue with what you describe is what happens when you get a hard windy rain from the open direction. You don't want soaked bedding and soaked chickens. If you have a laaaarrge roof overhang it might not be a problem.


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