Chicken cote (update in post#12 of thread).

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by welsummer4, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. welsummer4

    welsummer4 Out Of The Brooder

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    I Googled "chicken cote" but the search results were pretty useless. Can anyone who's built one post pics, or post links to sites with good info about cotes?
    Thanks,
    A.R.
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2010
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I don't even know what a chicken cote is....help?
     
  3. Lotsapaints

    Lotsapaints Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In Resolution's threat getting ready for winter has some info and some wonderful ideas
     
  4. welsummer4

    welsummer4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thanks! I posted this question there.
     
  5. the-bird-man

    the-bird-man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you mean "coat" or seeing how i am new to chickens can you describe what a chicken cote is?
     
  6. Medicine Man

    Medicine Man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you search YouTube there is a 7-minute vedeo tour of one and a few other vedeos.
     
  7. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it's just different terminology for a "chicken coop" or a "hen house." Usually you read or hear about dove or pigeon cotes; that's just what they typically call housing for these birds.
     
  8. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That ladder is way too steep for a chicken to use! And the coop itself seems more appropriate for a dove or pigeon than a chicken.
     
  9. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    I've never ever heard "cote" used for anything but pigeons and doves. I think this is just sales-pitch labelling.

    The Forsham item from the link is just *preposterous* IMHO, for anything other than conversation-piece housing for maybe 2-4 hens in an always-mild climate. Very silly. North Americans should note that Britain lacks raccoons or possums, and while in principle it is probably possible to build a coop on posts with enough overhang to defeat those climbers, the relatively small amount of overhang in the Forsham one would be pretty risky IMHO in North America.

    If a person wants a dovecote-shaped chicken coop, just for purty, then my suggestion is to look at pictures/plans for actual garden-type *dovecotes* of sufficient picturesqueness and just rejigger the inside and opening sizes for chickens.

    Pat
     

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