Chicken Coop building update!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Isisranch, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. Isisranch

    Isisranch Out Of The Brooder

    May 27, 2008
    Strasburg, Colorado
    Okay, this is hard work. Why in the world did I think I could do it in one day? I am tired and sore but it's raining so there ya go....instant excuse!

    I screwed up and started building my nest box on the wrong side so now it's going to face a different direction I guess? DH keeps saying that it won't withstand the snow load but it's only 5x5 and I have three beams across the top. I think he is an engineer that is designing it to death.

    I do have a dumb question though, the nesting boxes I have built so they overhang outside with a lid to get eggs. The box is about 20 inches off the ground, how many roosts do I need to put for them to be able to get up there? Ramp? I have no idea what chickens do so I am a bit confused about that.

    Painting ideas? I was considering tye dyed or an Alice in Wonderland mural? Do you paint the inside? How do you feel about paint on bedliner for the floor to create a rubber covering?

    Thanks for the help
  2. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    i can answer but I thought they were good questions so i will bump you up on this busy board. [​IMG]
  3. pixiechick

    pixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Jonesborough, TN
    It depends on what kind of chickens you have. Some can fly, other can't. They all jump though. It'd be a good idea to put a perch in front of the entrance to the box so they would have something to jump onto instead of trying to "hit the bulls-eye"by jumping straight in the door.

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