Hello Again from far NW Wisconsin!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by GramaCindy, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. GramaCindy

    GramaCindy Out Of The Brooder

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    I joined your sight about 3.5 years ago, but lost interest (or had to) once my husband nixed the idea of chickens all together. I FINALLY convinced him that it would be a great venture, (bargained with him actually!). I am looking for information on good placement of a med. sized coop. From what I learned last time on here, Close rather than far away from the house is better in my case due to snow removal and Predators. We have you name it basically up here as far as predators go. I plan on building an above ground insulated coop and using hardware cloth all around. Possibly with a roof over the run as well. Maybe the coop would be better on grade rather than raised? Sun exposure will be necessary, as well as some shade.
    *Power is available in a location 30 ft from the house in a SW direction. Water is nearby(Location 1) Any odor during the summer will be downwind.
    *Another location will also have access to power and is about 65 feet away from the house, a bit more difficult as far as snow removal goes. House is in a SW direction also. Water is about 60 ft away. I will have to carry pails. (Location 2) Summer odors downwind again.
    Shade trees are an old oak and a big white pine.
    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Cindy
     
  2. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check your local ordinances. Where I live, the coop must be at least 60 ft from main dwelling and ( I think) 120 ft from any neighbors' main dwelling.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Good luck with this new venture and we do welcome you to our flock!
     
  7. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    welcome back [​IMG]
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
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    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sorry I'm kinda lost trying to keep all the variables in mind - maybe you could post a sketch comparing your two probable sites. The hardware cloth is the best idea wherever you have the coop.
     

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