Coop distance from house

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ARCitySlickers, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. ARCitySlickers

    ARCitySlickers New Egg

    Aug 16, 2013
    We are in the city which allows chickens but relative to many in the country, we have limited space in backyard because of pool and gardens. Looking for ideas, comments re recommended distance of coop from the house. Have 10X14 storage shed w/ concrete slab that has been first option for coop, but it is eight feet from deck off master bedroom, about 20 feet from MBR sliding glass door. Is this too close? Other option is adequate distance, (my thinking), about 50 feet from another outside deck. Looking for input, comments, suggestions appreciated.
  2. jetdog

    jetdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2013
    Mine is up against the house easy for electricity to the coop, no smell ad long as you keep it clean, I highly recommend sand in the run and in the coop it works for me.
  3. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 6, 2012
    New Brunswick,Canada
    Coop should be no further than you are willing to carry a bucket of water or a bag of feed during the winter months.
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2013
  4. bradleyscott

    bradleyscott Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 31, 2013
    Southeast oklahoma
    Mine is about five foot from my bed room window and my roosters starts crowing at 5:30 in the morning
  5. kimmerjo

    kimmerjo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2013
    western new york
    My coop is about 75' away from our house . Kind of far for winter ...shoveling snow keeps you young :) I wanted to put it under a tree for shade and the run will be in the sun and some shade. Just do whatever works for you:)
  6. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 28, 2011
    My coop is a well insulated 12x5x9 room inside our garage with a 22x5x6 run along side the house. I absolutely love it! We convert the run into a temporary coop during the winter.

    Here's our run. We put 3 removable roosts in the run and 3 removable roosts in the coop for easy cleaning!

    I'm disabled, so walking through snow is not an option.
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2013
  7. c2chicks

    c2chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Like Jetdog our coop and run is right against the house (under a bedroom window). Our uncovered run and coop are both filled with sand. Very smell. We only have 3 girls, that helps too.
  8. OliverZoe

    OliverZoe Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 11, 2013
    Mine is right up against the house too ; )

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