Chicken coop design

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by gwself, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. gwself

    gwself New Egg

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    We are going to try chickens again after losing all of them last year to dogs.The coop we are thinking of building will be a coop tractor. We have 5 Rhode Island Reds, 2 Bantams and 2 ducks. I am considering building a 10 ft long 5 ft wide 5 ft high out of 1" PVC piping for run with a barn style dog house at end for coop with flap in back to collect eggs with wire on all sides. The idea is to have handles sticking out on both ends for lifting and moving to another location after 2 weeks. Any thoughts from you experts on my plan
     
  2. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    Sounds like a good plan. You are probably going to approach this build with a lot more attention to integrity to guard against predators.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    What kind of wire?
     
  4. bantyprincess

    bantyprincess Out Of The Brooder

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    I would use hardware cloth.
     
  5. gwself

    gwself New Egg

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    20 gauge poultry netting for the wire. Right now esitamted cost to build will be $150. Limited budget so don't need to spend $200-$300
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    How many chickens/eggs can you buy for $50-$150?
    Dogs eat 20 gauge poultry netting for breakfast, prior to chicken for lunch :D
     

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