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Chicken Coop Designs

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by KikoGoat, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. KikoGoat

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    Hi, I am looking to get a few chickens in the spring and I don't know how I should build my coop. Any ideas or pictures would be great. I am looking toward something on the small side. Thanks!
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging 9 Years

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    Look in the Learning Center at the top of this page. Lots of ideas and pictures there.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coops

    Before you start your design you might want to read these articles. I think they should be required reading for anyone getting ready to build a coop.

    Pat’s Big Ol' Ventilation Page
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=1642-VENTILATION

    Pat’s Big Ol' Mud Page (fixing muddy runs):
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=1642-fix-a-muddy-run

    You also might want to follow the link in my signature below to see my thoughts on how much space chickens need. I don’t give you a cookbook answer but it’s more of things to consider. If I don’t crowd them I find I have fewer behavioral problems to deal with, more flexibility in dealing with anything that does pop up, and I just don’t have to work as hard. I suggest giving them a little more space than the absolute minimum you think they might need.

    Good luck and welcome to the adventure.
     
  3. KikoGoat

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    Thanks!
     

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