Coop Construct near Water Well

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chicks4darlin, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. chicks4darlin

    chicks4darlin New Egg

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    We are just starting in our construction options for our upcoming chickens. We have 2 site options on our one acre, however are wondering if we need to be concerned about contamination of our house water well if we build a coop nearby its location? In western Ny, wells are fairly shallow and I believe ours is approx 20 feet down. Should we avoid this area with the chickens and if so, is there a safe distance away to recommend?
     
  2. jrudolph305

    jrudolph305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not a water expert but a lot depends on the soil. If both location options are suitable go with the one farthest from the well.
     

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