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Coop finally done...Thoughts!!! Pic Heavy

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by dizzle's chicks, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. dizzle's chicks

    dizzle's chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    It took me a while but the coop is finally done and ready to go outside. Coop size is 4x7. What do you guys think? I only have one vent. Is that enough? I have a total of 7 birds.

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    Nesting Box
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    Close-up view of the vent. It's 10x10.
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    Nesting box. Total of 3. They are around 13 inches apart
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    Roosting bars. 2 feet off the base floor.
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    Thanks everyone!
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2011
  2. Erinmir

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    Being a chicken newb myself, I can't comment on the venting, but I think it looks great! I love your color choice! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. AinaWGSD

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    Oh it's cute! You'll definitely want more venting though. You can't have too much venting and you really need more than you'd expect. I'd add a second vent directly across from the first one and I'd strongly recommend cutting a window into the side across from the nest box and across from the pop door. Or maybe one above the nest boxes. My coop is only slightly smaller (4x5') and we have vents on the north and south gables as well as large windows an 3 of the 4 walls. It stays reasonable in the summer, about the same temp as the air outside the coop, and the girls did just fine in it this winter. You will probably also find that you need a bigger lip across the front of the nest boxes. Mine was only about as tall as yours and they kept kicking the nesting material out. I nailed some 1x6" boards across the front and they have been perfect ever since.
     
  5. LizD360

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    I love your coop! The colors are great. My only suggestion might be to add a window for some light as well as more ventillation.
     
  6. Tracyree

    Tracyree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gorgeous! Love the colors!
     
  7. Hopefulloflove

    Hopefulloflove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm new so I am learning too, but it is a beautiful coop! I hope mine turns out as well!
     
  8. Erin~TheChickenLover

    Erin~TheChickenLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Soooo cuuuttee! [​IMG] You did an awesome job! [​IMG]
     
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    ashleylancaster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its Sooo Cute!
     

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