Hello From Northwest Ohio

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by JHandley55, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. JHandley55

    JHandley55 New Egg

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    Hello all,
    Newbie here and to the world of raising chickens.
    We recently purchased 6 pullets from TSC.
    They are now about 2 weeks old, and seem happy in the large cardboard box we have provided them.

    We will be re-purposing an 8x8 shed and a 5x6 playset for our coop project.
    After looking over the last week at pre fabricated kits I'm not very impressed with anything out there.
    Both shed and playset are in very good condition and puts us right at 90% completion immediately!
    Good solid heavy wood on both, very minor repairs required.
    We hope do be documenting the project on the way.
    Thanx to such a great forum we have full confidence in proceeding with this.
    The last photo is the target area that we will be placing it in, bringing it closer than the back end area it is in now. Thats the back of the garage.

    Jeff & Karen
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2015
  2. ChickenLoveRI

    ChickenLoveRI Out Of The Brooder

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    Please post your pictures of the new coop. I need to reconstruct something new and am also not loving anything out there.
     
  3. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Hello and Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]Glad you joined us. Hope all goes well with the coop building.
     
  4. JHandley55

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    Just posted a couple of pics.
     
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    The gables have thin boards on them on the exterior.
    We plan on removing them and install hardware cloth. Will this be sufficient for the upper venting?
    As far as lower inlet sort of air I'm not real sure what we should do, maybe add a vent or 2 at the garage side?
    Opinions would be very welcome.
    Jeff & Karen
     

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