Coop Advice!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by KHBaker, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. KHBaker

    KHBaker Chirping

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    Hi everyone! With the horrible storms that TN is supposed to have tonight and into the rest of the week, I decided to move our small flock from their coop into the barn (horse stall). When we bought our coop, we were less educated than we are now, and are worried about it's stability (currently, there is chicken wire underneath the coop, and it has an additional farm fence around it). I posted some pictures below, and we would modify the barn stall more, but do you guys think that they are better off in the stall than in the coop we bought? We do plan on building a new coop later this summer. Thank you in advance! This forum has already been more than helpful.


    current coop.JPG barn stall.JPG barn stall two.JPG
     
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  2. Foster's Freehold

    Foster's Freehold Songster

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    I'd keep them in the barn. The coop is cute, but looks like a straight line wind from the wrong direction might topple it. Better to be safe than sorry in this case.
    I had a 4 x 8 coop turned over in a storm once. What a mess and it killed my best two hens. Once we got it upright again, I moved it so that the 6 ft chain link fence is only about a foot from the coop. That way if the wind hits it like that again, it will only lean into the fence, not topple all the way over.
     
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  3. KHBaker

    KHBaker Chirping

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    That's a good point. I hate that we spent all the time and money on the coop, because the barn held up much better in the storm last night and they seemed pretty happy this morning! Thank you for the advice.
     
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