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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by NikSmith, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. NikSmith

    NikSmith In the Brooder

    Oct 4, 2013
    Hey, i'm new to BYC. I know this question is likely all over here somewhere, but until I figure out/spend the time searching for it....My husband is going to build us a chicken coop. I have some friends who have a coop where theres a door to the coop, which isn't exactly into the coop. It's into an area (small) with some shelving, the feed, and access to the nesting box to get the eggs. And then there's another door which opens up to the chickens, the coop itself. My husband doesn't think it's necessary to have the two part entrance way, while I think it is!
    any advice? Does anyone have a coop which is designed this way? (I hope you can understand what I mean!) Or do you think it's necessary?
    We live in Montana, so the winters get cold so I thought that seperate area would help keep the heat in for the chickens themselves!
    Thanks, and am looking forward to any input, advice and learning more and more!

  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Happy you joined!
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG] I'm sorry I can't picture what that setup would look like. Could you post any photos?
  4. AK Baha

    AK Baha Songster

    Jul 10, 2013
    Anchorage, Alaska.
    Hello and welcome.[​IMG] Yes a pic or drawing would help.
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] I think I know what you're describing... Has it got a small door at the back, for egg collecting etc? And another door that the hens use? The smaller back door would be handy for collecting eggs etc, especially if you have an attached run that the chickens' door opens into. I'm only guessing here though! Pics would be great [​IMG]
  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    Welcome to BYC!

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