Can anyone help improve my coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by City Coop, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. City Coop

    City Coop Out Of The Brooder

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    My house I moved into last year came with a coop and chickens! Unfortunately we had a raccoon attack about a month ago and I lost my two ladies. I ordered a dozen chicks that should arrive early April. I have two months to reinforce the coop and add any additional remodels you guys can suggest.

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    Coop and run space. My best guess is 12x12 or so total space fenced in.

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    Fenced area with perches galore


    Shed converted coop with 5 nest boxes, shelf, and perch. Maybe 4x6 or so. If I plan on keeping all 12 chicks should I start building another coop? The shed coop has a door, but it has rusted open. I usually just locked the run door and they always seemed good. Should I be worried that the coop is exposed on one side? Any tips to make the shed a little more comfortable for my ladies?

    Ps- I cant rotate my picture for some reason.
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2012
  2. City Coop

    City Coop Out Of The Brooder

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    My post disappeared?!

    Can you see my post or is my computer going crazy?
     
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  3. City Coop

    City Coop Out Of The Brooder

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    Feb 6, 2012
    San Francisco, CA
    My house I moved into last year came with a coop and chickens! Unfortunately we had a raccoon attack about a month ago and I lost my two ladies. I ordered a dozen chicks that should arrive early April. I have two months to reinforce the coop and add any additional remodels you guys can suggest.

    [​IMG]

    Coop and run space. My best guess is 12x12 or so total space fenced in.

    [​IMG]

    Fenced area with perches galore


    Shed converted coop with 5 nest boxes, shelf, and perch. Maybe 4x6 or so. If I plan on keeping all 12 chicks should I start building another coop? The shed coop has a door, but it has rusted open. I usually just locked the run door and they always seemed good. Should I be worried that the coop is exposed on one side? Any tips to make the shed a little more comfortable for my ladies?

    Ps- I cant rotate my picture for some reason.


    Is it just my computer or is my post not showing up. uploaded three pics of my coop...
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2012
  4. In2Ice

    In2Ice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry...no pics yet. Go to the "insert image" icon and browse and attach your pics...Good luck!
     
  5. City Coop

    City Coop Out Of The Brooder

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    Tried that, just read in the FAQ that new members can't post images. Maybe I can't post picture yet.
     

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