future home to our girls

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by okie16, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. okie16

    okie16 Out Of The Brooder

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    the plan is to inclose half of the building. The half with the window. The window will be their door.

    the coop will be 5x12
     
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  2. Churkenduse

    Churkenduse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    May I make a suggestion? that is beautiful, but why not keep the window you will need it for the summer and make an access door under it, is there any room?

    I am a big fan of keeping windows intact.

    I wish you had put this on earlier, I have a very large shed, I only use half anyway that would have made a great coop for my girls. But i am really happy with mine anyway. [​IMG]
     
  3. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ilike it, sorry abour the typing, i have a duck im my lap. [​IMG]
     
  4. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    I agree with churkenduse... keep the window intact.

    WE had a similar situation: We used part of our existing garage and we simply cut a pop-hole beneath the window. The sliding door is accessible from outside the coop (but still inside the garage) so we don't have to walk into the coop or run to close them up at night. Making a seperate chicken door allows it to be appropriately sized, too.

    In this picture you can see the pophole and just above it is the window. (The window is bisected by a new wall with another brown window that we added)

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    Here's the sliding door on the other side of that new wall with the brown window in it. You can see the exterior wall framing outside the coop; we insulated inside.

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  5. okie16

    okie16 Out Of The Brooder

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    The thinking behind useing the window was in case we move we can put the building back the way It was.

    My thought with the window was to open it to the right hight and then board off the rest of the opening, but leave part of the top of the window uncovered to let light in. What do you think? Would that work?
     
  6. whereswaldo

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    Need artificial light if done.
     
  7. okie16

    okie16 Out Of The Brooder

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    I would leave about a foot of the top of the window undcoverd. That would give me 1ft x 3ft section of window for light. Would that be enough?
     
  8. Churkenduse

    Churkenduse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you move all you would need to do is replace one sheet of plywood, and don't forget if you move they will have to accept the fact that chickens lived there before. [​IMG]

    Ok I'm done. Good luck however you do it, it will look great!
     
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  9. okie16

    okie16 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:that is true about if we move they will have to accept the fact we had chickens.

    I forgot to say that the building has sideing on the out side.
     
  10. Brian

    Brian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just think it's nice that you'll be giving the chickens satelite dish T.V. Just remember: block all the cooking channels!!!!
    Very considerate!
     

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