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Building new coop 10x24...questions

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Wegs813, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. Wegs813

    Wegs813 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband has agreed to build me a new coop come spring. He is drafting it on auto cad as we speak. There will be a main coop area and then a storage area. We are thinking of doing roosts all on one end, so the main part of poop duty is contained to one end. On the other end would be nesting boxes and food area. Does anyone have a larger coop and would you be able to post pictures of it so I could see the inside layout? As soon as hubby gets done with the drawing I will post it on here for input.
     
  2. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Look around in the coop section ... lots of great pics! [​IMG]
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    My Coop
  4. Wegs813

    Wegs813 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Happy Chooks....that's helpful.
    This is what hubby came up with this afternoon while I was nappping before I had to work.
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    The far right side would be storage area. Middle area would be nest boxes. And the left end will be roosts with ladders. There will be a solid wall between the roosts and the laying area with a hole cut for the chicks to go back and forth.
    With the room that he has given me I could all most triple my bird collection....but people would probably think that I fell off the deep end.
    Now March just needs to hurry up and get here so the ground will start to thaw and I can start building....suppose DH will have to help me...I'm not real great in the bldg dept.
    Any input on the design to this pt would be much appreciated.
     
  5. SandyK

    SandyK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine is 12'x16'. Pictures on my page.
     
  6. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

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    SandyK,

    That is really nice! [​IMG]
     
  7. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    May I ask .... how many nests do you propose?

    I have a 12x16 coop .... you can click on my BYC page and see that.

    HAVE FUN! ! ! It will really fill up quickly!
     
  8. Wegs813

    Wegs813 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Right now he has it planned for 20 nests....however there is space to always put more
     
  9. Wegs813

    Wegs813 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SandyK and KathyinMO thanks for sharing with me!!!
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2010
  10. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Quote:Right now he has it planned for 20 nests....however there is space to always put more

    Really, you only need 1 nest for 4 - 5 chickens.
     

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