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Hello from Central Oregon!!

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Shaniko1970, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. Shaniko1970

    Shaniko1970 New Egg

    Dec 1, 2015
    Hi I am from Central Oregon!! I currently have four chickens and thinking of getting Four more. I need some help with building new coops. Any advice?:rolleyes:
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 30, 2015
    well the min per chicken inside a coop is 4 sq. ft. and and the run, if you have one, should be a 10 ft. min. per bird as well. Since the chicken math has started be prepared to make extra room for them so I would build a 8X10 and then have the nest boxes on the 10 ft side, one row long then have the poop board along that wall and then across the 8 ft side with the roost above that 6" off, with the poop board being two foot wide with the 2X4 roost centered, the on the 8 ft side of the coop you can put their food and water under the poop board so you have an open floor plan so that it can be cleaned easily, and I would use PDZ on the poop boards so you can sift the poop out to get rid of it. I hope that can help you a bit with a layout.

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