coop placement

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ebonykawai, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. I can't decide what would be best. I'm in the northeast, very cold in the winter. I'd like the coop to get maximum sun for the at-least-7 months that it's pretty cold here. But in the summer, I don't want to fry to coop. Right now, it's placed between an apple tree and another large tree, which will shelter it a bit from wind. I could move it closer to the apple tree, but then it would be in a lot of shade, with a shaded run as well. That might be nice for summer, but in reality, we only have maybe 2-3 weeks of truly hot weather all summer. It's not an option to move the coop around: I dont' have my girls yet so I can do it now, but the coop is very heavy and I want it to be in one place.

  2. jab91864

    jab91864 Songster

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    I'm in Northern Michigan. I opted to keep my coop by the trees for extra shelter /shade in the summer. I figure in the winter the leaves are all gone anyway so if there is any sunlight it's gonna hit the coop.

    Julie [​IMG]
  3. Good point. Now that I think about it, it would probably be better wind protection if it was closer to the apple tree. I know the run will have quite a bit of shade because I situated it N/S, so the noonday sun throws a nice shadow. Yeah, I think I'll move it more towards the apple tree. [​IMG]
  4. picklespickles

    picklespickles Songster

    Oct 27, 2007
    also, think about when it's really cold (or hot or whatever) and you don't want to go out there no way ever are you ever going out there- which is the closest to your house? [​IMG]

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