Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Hoppersway, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. Hoppersway

    Hoppersway In the Brooder

    Jan 22, 2017
    Hello everyone.
    I am here in Dallas new to chickens. What types of coops are y'all using here? I have been looking at coop designs and asking some questions I was told that open coop is the way to go. I can see that as how hot it gets here,, but what about winters?
    I am looking at Rhode Island Red and silkie, I think.
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Crowing

    Jan 14, 2012
    Conway SC
    I do not live in your area but probably close the same zones. My main coop is some what tight(has little gaps between the boards) but I have a big storm window on the two sides that I adjust/open in the summer time for a cross breeze. I do have 1/2" hardware cloth over the window part that opens to keep the chickens safe at night.

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