Building a coop in the shade

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

  1. FWChicken

    FWChicken New Egg

    May 5, 2008
    Raleigh NC
    Hey everyone. I am new to this forum and to keeping chickens. I am going to get some laying hens from a friend in the next couple of weeks and will begin on my coop shortly. the ideal spot in my urban yard lies underneath a large magnolia tree which pretty much shades the entire area i plan on building my coop. Do chickens need direct sunlight, or am i thinking they are tomato plants? kidding. i will be able to have a place for them to run around that may get some sun. I am just curious about the actual laying quarters/shelter. thanks
  2. Rte.66_chicks

    Rte.66_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2008
    Kingman, AZ
    I'd think they will be OK as long as they can get some sun occasionally. Look how commercial factory farms keep theirs-no sun at all. Yours will be far better off than that.

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