building a coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by antonaustin1, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. antonaustin1

    antonaustin1 New Egg

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    hi guys, im going to be making a coop soon, can you give me some advise and pictures. this coop is going to be for about 4-6 hens they will be bantams. thanks
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    First question is, where are you? I would build a completely different building in New York than I would here.

    If you go in your profile, you should find a box labeled "location" that you could put a general location in.
     
  3. antonaustin1

    antonaustin1 New Egg

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    In the uk, an averaed sized garden
     
  4. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These free plans might be a good jumping off point for your planning. http://poultry.purinamills.com/NUTRITIONMANAGEMENT/HenHouseHutchDesign/

    Even in the UK, the climate can vary. That is why location is so informative. In the US, we refer to the open area around a house as a yard. To most of us, a garden is a specific part of the yard where plants, not grass, are grown.

    Let's see, two countries separated by a common language.

    Chris
     
  5. yogifink

    yogifink Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would start by looking here, lots of ideas and pictures to get you started.
     
  6. Diggidy

    Diggidy Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree this website is a great resource. My 1st coot was a Pawhut piece junk. After seeing what everyone else was making i felt i could make something too.

    I finished my new coop, its 10x's better and a lot of the basic questions like how big should the coop entrance be were answered here. I haven't made the nest box yet b/c my birds are only 2 months old, but i will post pics soon.

    Keep in mind, if your like me it will take you 5 times longer to build than you think. On the plus side i feel like i easily saved myself $500, have something strong and to my tastes.
     

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