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Buy a Kit or Build a Coop from Scratch?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by GordonC50, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    You only need 2 nests for 6 birds.
    Plan on at least 4 sq ft per bird.
     
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    flyin-lowe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you'll be happier going that route. I plan to start building mine tomorrow. I'll post some pics.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Start a build thread. Post link here :D
     
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  4. GordonC50

    GordonC50 Out Of The Brooder

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    This coop was found near our house in East Texas. The man is a cabinet maker and these coops are solidly built and painted. Each coop has 7 nest boxes and a roost that runs the length of the coop.
     
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  7. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    I think it is a good decision! Nice little coop there in that red number!
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Pretty, but you're still going to need to add ventilation.
     
  9. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    I thought the soffit areas were open but looking again I would agree ventilation will be needed.
    I am a fan of windows as I like a bright coop. You can probably add or have the maker add a couple awning style windows.
    In the pic of the inside.... the bright dots look to be holes in the roofing. Make sure any holes have silicone added so you don't end up with a wet coop.
    I used second hand roofing on my coop and had a few of those to plug myself.
     
  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    What are those white spots on roofing?....hope there just spots on lens and not holes in roofing.

    Add some gable vents will help....looks pretty nice.
    What are the dimension?
     

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