BCM Coop plans

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Wyatt0224, Nov 21, 2016.

  1. Wyatt0224

    Wyatt0224 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone! This spring, in March, I'm going to be getting 12 chicks and my plan is to raise them from the coop starting on day one. I know they need a heat lamp and in the design I need a place where the heat lamp can be in one corner. Until I make my final selections for breeding purposes, which will take around six months, I need the coop to be able to hold 12 cockerels/pullets. Questions:
    -What should be the dimensions for the coop?
    -What should the dimensions be for the run?
    -Is it possible to have a wall that can fold down for easy access to clean
    Any suggestions or plans are much appreciated!
     
  2. redsoxs

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  3. Wyatt0224

    Wyatt0224 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the article. It did give me some direction to go. Thank you!
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Go bigger than you think you need...a walk in coop is best for ease of maintenance.
    Extra/separate spaces for adding new birds/chicks and storing feed/supplies.

    Think about this for chick heat instead of a lamp:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/pseudo-brooder-heater-plate

    Discussion and many iterations of design here:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/956958/mama-heating-pad-in-the-brooder-picture-heavy-update

    You've had chicken all summer, correct?......what about your present coop could be improved upon?
     
  5. Wyatt0224

    Wyatt0224 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I have had chickens all summer however their current coop is an old treehouse. It'd be virtually impossible to separate it or split in half for the new chickens.
     

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