Fire place insert coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by VI KING RANCH, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. VI KING RANCH

    VI KING RANCH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking of building a fire place insert coop for one little modern game bantam hen. She is like stuck to me like glue! She is the freinliest bird I have evre raised and I don't want anything happening to her Wher it start dropping below 0. She has lived in my room all of her life and was the only one that hatched that batch. Her house( Which is only for at night) will be about 3 feet by 2 feet anf 2 feet tall. LOts of ventilation. She will be running around with me all day with her diaper on. She Is the sweetest little banty ever.
     
  2. VI KING RANCH

    VI KING RANCH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone opinions?
     
  3. NorthestGeorgia14

    NorthestGeorgia14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could but it might catch the coop on fire. Get a good heat lamp
     
  4. VI KING RANCH

    VI KING RANCH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No I will be making a insert of only wood like a coop the fire place has nothing in it and has never. Its a empty space.
     
  5. NorthestGeorgia14

    NorthestGeorgia14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh ok .
     
  6. VI KING RANCH

    VI KING RANCH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry moderators but.........BUMP I need ideas to flow in any suggestions or ideas welcome
     
  7. Annabella

    Annabella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only thing I can think of, is the chimney still open? Might it be too cold, draughtwise for her.
    But apart from that it sounds as though a space that isnt being used, is okay for a small nighttime coop.

    Good luck [​IMG]
     
  8. mamabigbird

    mamabigbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sounds like a good idea. It sounds like you're planning on basically building a wee coop that happens to fit inside the fireplace.
    As long as the coop can vent up the chimney, but cold air from outside doesn't drop down onto the coop.
    Bye the way, hello from down Island, Cobble Hill.
     
  9. Hummingbird Hollow

    Hummingbird Hollow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have two unused fire places in our home...unused because they vent so poorly they aren't worth lighting. I've considered a big built-in fish tank for one of them but never thought of a chicken coop. I've seen some very nice aviary set-ups inside a house. I don't see why a fire place insert wouldn't work. Keep as much of the front open for ventilation since the other sides won't get any...perhaps seeing if venting up the chimney is an option. Be sure it's easy to clean because I'd want anything that was inside my house kept spotless (and stink-less)
     

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