We need your amazing chicken photos for our 2020 Calendar! Submit your pics HERE!

  1. Montgomery_Biscuits

    Montgomery_Biscuits In the Brooder

    16
    64
    48
    Jul 18, 2019
    Denver, CO
    This is the first time and husband and I have ever built anything other than ikea furniture! So i'm pretty happy with how it's turning out but I'd love to know peoples thoughts on ventilation. So we have two widows on the "sides" but nothing so far on the front and back of the coop. Should we add more windows? Drill some holes in the front? Thoughts appreciated!

    IMG_20190714_175051_204.jpg IMG_20190718_204043.jpg IMG_20190714_175051_202.jpg
     
    NCHydrangea and penny1960 like this.
  2. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

    28,470
    83,403
    1,427
    Dec 29, 2015
    Mossyrock, WA
    Looks good from here How many birds do you have Please
     
  3. Montgomery_Biscuits

    Montgomery_Biscuits In the Brooder

    16
    64
    48
    Jul 18, 2019
    Denver, CO
    We have 5 birds, coop is 6 x 4 and run is 12 x 4. Under the coop will be screened in as well so they have that space if want it.
     
    Hobbits Mommie and penny1960 like this.
  4. Hobbits Mommie

    Hobbits Mommie Songster

    368
    731
    172
    Sep 21, 2018
    Lakeland, FL
    Looks perfect! Using hardware cloth for the run and windows?
     
  5. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

    28,470
    83,403
    1,427
    Dec 29, 2015
    Mossyrock, WA
    You do have just enough room for them you should have fun what are doing for nest boxes
     
  6. culturalinfidel

    culturalinfidel Chirping

    96
    83
    81
    Jan 4, 2017
    Seattle
    Interested to see your plans for nest boxes. Looks good so far!
     
  7. Hobbits Mommie

    Hobbits Mommie Songster

    368
    731
    172
    Sep 21, 2018
    Lakeland, FL
    Our hardware cloth is a foot in the ground around the run. They love their run perches as well.
     

    Attached Files:

  8. Montgomery_Biscuits

    Montgomery_Biscuits In the Brooder

    16
    64
    48
    Jul 18, 2019
    Denver, CO
    Yes hardware cloth for the run and around the bottom of the coop. We've got corrugated metal panels for the roof of the run to keep out rain/snow/hawks. We're also making plexiglass covers for the windows with holes drilled in for winter time.
     
    penny1960 likes this.
  9. Montgomery_Biscuits

    Montgomery_Biscuits In the Brooder

    16
    64
    48
    Jul 18, 2019
    Denver, CO
    We don't know what we're doing with the nesting boxes yet! Original plan was to pop them out below the larger window on the short side but we were hoping there might be enough space to have them inside the coop to save the hassle of trying to attach things. This whole process has been a learning experience on construction...
     
    penny1960 and Hobbits Mommie like this.
  10. Montgomery_Biscuits

    Montgomery_Biscuits In the Brooder

    16
    64
    48
    Jul 18, 2019
    Denver, CO
    We were planning to do the apron on the ground and then maybe paving stones on top, or rocks to make it look more "landscaped".
     
    penny1960 likes this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: