1. AZchickens17

    AZchickens17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    We just bought 8 chicks and I was hoping that we could build a coop that could fit them all when they grow up. We have a patch of dirt we are hoping to put them on. It is 11 feet long by 4ft. Ideas?
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    There are a lot of options for a coop to fit your flock. Have you browsed the "Coops" section yet to see if there are any that catch your eye? Are you wanting the coop *and* run to be in that area - or are you planning to allow the birds to free range?
     
  3. ScottandSam

    ScottandSam Still learning Premium Member

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    what kind of chickens are the eight?

    Scott
     
  4. barred2rock

    barred2rock Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. AZchickens17

    AZchickens17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am hoping to have their coop and run there to lounge and lay eggs for part of the day, and then I will let them roam around my yard for a few hours.
     
  6. AZchickens17

    AZchickens17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 2 Ameraucanas, 1 Rhode Island Red, 1 Barred Rock, 1 Australorp, 2 Sex links, and 1 Austra White.
     
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    AZchickens17 Chillin' With My Peeps

  8. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls BYC Fan Premium Member Project Manager

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    Are you planning on building one yourself?

    Using new store bought lumber
    or free scraps?

    There are a million ways to go about building a coop...
    IMO it's all based on how much money do you want to spend?
     
  9. AZchickens17

    AZchickens17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I have someone helping me build the coop. He has chicken wire and a bunch of pallets and scrap wood donated by his neighbors. I just need to find a design that would allow 8 chickens to peacefully live in.
     
  10. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    FYI chicken wire isn't predator safe and is really only good for keeping chickens out of something (i.e. your garden). You'll be much better off spending a little extra money and using hardware cloth or welded wire in your coop project.
     

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