Coop Placement

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by rtda4, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. rtda4

    rtda4 Songster

    My wonderful husband is complaining that I'm building my chicken coop to close to the garden spot. I just thought it would be easier to get the veggies to them if it was close. Any thoughts?
  2. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    is that the only reason you're putting it there? Can't you just walk veggies to them in another location? A happy hubby ensures more chickens and a bigger coop down the road [​IMG]

    Think of tilling and weeding - and the smell of your birds while you're gardening and tending to everything -not to mention the STARING PIERCING EYES [​IMG]

  3. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    I dont think how close it is will bother anything, as long aas its not so close that the chickens can stick thier heads thru the wire and pick and the plants. [​IMG]
  4. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    I don't think it matters whatsoever.

    My veg garden is in the front yard (ish), the chickens live at the back of the back yard, I carry weedings and spare veggies to them in a muckbucket or wheelbarrow. Not a big deal [​IMG]

    Put the garden wherever's best for it, and the chickens wherever's best for *them* (and where you can see them from the house and any sort of patio you might have).

    Have fun,

  5. rebbetzin

    rebbetzin Songster

    Apr 4, 2008
    Tucson AZ
    I always thought this would be a great idea for a garden and coop layout. checkout this site.

    If cleaning the coop and run of manure is done on a daily/weekly schedule the aroma of the coop area shouldn't be that horrible.
  6. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Songster

    Aug 10, 2008
    Northeast Fla
    I think it'll only really matter if you let your chickens how to graze on their own, then they'll likely start going directly for your garden.

    Mine graze about an hour every day and they stay pretty close to the coop.
  7. orcasislandchickens

    orcasislandchickens Songster

    Jul 9, 2008
    Hi ,

    I remeber how pretty your coop setup is, are you changing it? I have mine separated from my garden by a ways they are on opposite sides of the yard. I have 2 small tractors that I can carry out and enclose them to peck weeds in the garden when i want them in it. Mine are tame enough I just put the tractor down and carry them out two at a time. They also now have a little enclosed sun yard attached to the coop for exercise. I threw a picket fence around the outside to hide the wire and it is quite charming realy. Make your husband happy, a few extra steps back and forth to the girls will be fine, and manure and shavings can be moved by the bucket and the barrow also. If they need an extra space add one and then just landscape it in.
  8. HarlansHollowFarms

    HarlansHollowFarms bana-bhuidseach anns gára

    Jan 16, 2009
    WoW, I love [​IMG] the coop, garden, compost engineer design. I have had the same problen with my hubby, he doesn't like the idea of the coop and run that close to his garden....but he may like that design in the link, it will help him in the garden and be benefitial to my chicken!
    What a great idea, I know now why I was never an engineer, just a lowly electrician! [​IMG]
  9. Bard's Rock!

    Bard's Rock! Songster

    Jun 13, 2008
    Quote:Wow, a "cottage" is right! I love it. So much detail and art work.
    Very pleasing to look at. What more can I say.
  10. Must Be Losing It

    Must Be Losing It Lost It

    Mar 3, 2008
    Uxbridge MA

    I love it too. I'm going to show my hubby.

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