Building Our Own Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chick818, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. chick818

    chick818 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Hi All,
    My husband has been working on building a coop for our new chickens. Being new chick owners, we are not so sure as to some of the major do's and don'ts. Any suggestions? And what is the most common (with cleaning and safety of the birds in mind) way to construct the floor in the coop?

    ~ Thank You
  2. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Well I don't know where exactly to start, but here are some key Issues.
    1- Ventilation: make sure your coop is well ventilated and at the same time draft free. ( you can optain the Best info on this subject from Patandthechicken webpage on BYC)
    2- if Floor is Wood then make sure the structure is build on slits or concrete blocks then rats don't eat it.
    3- remember to install hardware clocth in dirt to make your coop preditors proof.
    4- make sure you have more space thanwhat you really need, because you will get more hens in future.
    5- don't forget window.
    6- read back Yard Chickens Coop section for a lot of good advice.
    7- have fun.[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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