coop build questions

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by alibraun, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. alibraun

    alibraun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi, we are building a coop n I have a few questions before I try to build my roost. coop is 8x12 and is a log cabin built with landscaping timbers. I am new to this site so pls bare with me.any help will be so great
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Rule of thumb is 10-12" of roost length per bird.
    A 2x4 with the wide side up is a good roost configuration, especially in a cold climate.
    If roosts are higher than nests, they will be less likely to roost in the nests and poop them up.

    Does that help?
    Can you post a pic of your log cabin coop?
     
  3. alibraun

    alibraun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    heart n thank you! coop pic posted on forum ,hello! roost questions.
     
  4. alibraun

    alibraun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chicken cabin[​IMG]
     
  5. klutz347

    klutz347 New Egg

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    Can I be one of your chickens? [​IMG]

    That coop is nicer than my house.
     
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  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    OMGosh!! How ya gonna get that thing out of the garage!?!?!?!
     
  7. alibraun

    alibraun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]its almost done!! Hubby pulled it out of barn with Farmall
     
  8. sn0wwhite

    sn0wwhite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks excellent!
     
  9. alibraun

    alibraun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you!!
     
  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Sweet!! Pics of inside?
     

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