1. Theresa K

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    I have been offered a display box that is 92" long by 32" wide and 45" high that is carpenter grade wood inside. It is solid wood. First, can this be easily converted to accommodate 9 birds? What would i need to do to make it comfy? I know i need ventilation and a pop door and roost(s) but what do i need to do?
    H E L P!! Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2017
  2. PD-Riverman

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    I have a box almost that same size... I put a small closable door on the front---center for the chickens to use. a hinge plywood lid on top so I can open for my access/cleaning/etc. A roost pole inside from one end to the other and vents----It works great.
     
  3. Theresa K

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    How did you vent the box? Do you have pictures?
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2017
  4. BrittanysChicks

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    Coops need to be nice and sturdy.
     
  5. Theresa K

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    This thing weighs about 200 pounds. It is very sturdy.
     
  6. PD-Riverman

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    I do not have a pic at this time. The small door I just cut and hinge it back in place. I just simply cut some holes the size I wanted low and I use short pieces of 2x4" under the unhinged side of the lid(puts it at a slight angle then and rain runs off better) which I remove in the colder part of winter to slow down the air draft. You can use these on the lower cut holes---they have screens in them to stop critters from crawling through the vent. Work good. https://www.lowes.com/pd/Air-Vent-6-in-L-White-Aluminum-Soffit-Vent/3122657
     
  7. Theresa K

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    Thanks for the info.
     
  8. Theresa K

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    Well, we finished the coop. The girls are very comfy. It is a stand alone coop. We have a 10x10x6 foot tall dog kennel next to it. Now we need help figuring out how to build a "tunnel" leading from the pop door to the run door. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
     

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