Convinced my dad...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by giantcrabman, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. giantcrabman

    giantcrabman Hatching

    Aug 15, 2011
    to let me get another chicken coop! [​IMG]

    Currently have 4 chickens (lohmann, speckledy and two light sussex)

    Local garden centre has got some silkie chicks so i'm wanting to get a couple of them and some bantams as well.

    Building a coop is out of the question as i've done enough building with the first lot of chicks. Narrowed it down to them two ^. Think i prefer the second one.

    What do you guys think?

  2. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Songster

    Jun 5, 2011
    yay! I like the first one! [​IMG]
  3. lovin'my12chicks

    lovin'my12chicks In the Brooder

    Apr 25, 2011
    Yeah me too! I like the first one better.
  4. giantcrabman

    giantcrabman Hatching

    Aug 15, 2011
    Woah! Thanks for the quick replies!

    Do you think i'd be able to keep 4/6 (couple of silkies and some bantams) happy in the run? as i'd only be able to let them out for a few hours after i've got home from work.
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2011
  5. Hawkeye95

    Hawkeye95 Songster

    Like the 1st one... Where are the nest boxes on the second coop? I really tried to look to see where they were? Maybe it doesn't have them? In which case, you'll end up trying to figure that part out on your own.

  6. Hawkeye95

    Hawkeye95 Songster

    Quote:Reading the dimensions.. it say you can put up to 10 birds in it-- but NO way would I do that! It seems too small for that. I bet you could get 5 little silkies in it easy... possibly 6, I don't know. My meter conversion isn't that great- maybe someone else has a better idea.
  7. giantcrabman

    giantcrabman Hatching

    Aug 15, 2011
    Quote:You can't see them on the pics but they are on the opposite side to where the perches are.
  8. lovin my birds

    lovin my birds Songster

    Mar 15, 2011
    Odessa, MO
    I definately like the first one the best. But I am not a big fan of the A frame coops. It seems like they dont have that much room in them. Anyway you can probably fit 6 silkies in jsut fine. Silkies are small and depending on what bantams you want to get they will be small to. Most of the time they measure those houses to fit LF, so you will be able to have more bantams than LF. Congrats on getting a new chicken coop. It so exciting to get more chickens. I have had to keep myself away from craigslist and the auctions. Otherwise I would come home with 100 more chickens. Lol! And now im starting in ducks. [​IMG]
  9. Rte.66_chicks

    Rte.66_chicks Songster

    Feb 22, 2008
    Kingman, AZ
    I like the second one. It's a moveable tractor, and the run dimensions are slightly larger than the first.

  10. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Songster

    Jun 25, 2011
    Milner, Georgia
    Then that makes it unaminummunous. Everybody likie the first. I vote for # 1.[​IMG]

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by