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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by cheryl98117, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. cheryl98117

    cheryl98117 Songster

    May 13, 2009
    Indianola Washington
    I have four locations on my property that have potential as the location for the new coop... Anyone care to help make the selection?

    First location is behind the garage in the horse pasture. The problem I see with this location is the lack of shade during the summer.

    Location number two is also in the horse pasture, but at the far side, under the cherry trees.

    Location three is between my driveway and the road. I like this location because I can see it from my livingroom windows. Downfall is, it is close to the road.

    My fourth location is underneath my nut bushes, right next to my existing coop. Would having the two coops close together cause me problems? I have a mixed flock of five, and am getting a flock of six Ameraucanas in about 1 1/2 - 2 months.

    The coop itself will iether be 4x6, or 4x8, with an earth floor.

    Thanks for any help or ideas!

  2. BWKatz

    BWKatz Songster

    May 22, 2010
    I 'd go by the existing coop. U don't want to be having to go all over this winter trudging in the snow & ice.
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I'd go with the location near the other coop. Why wander all over the place to take care of chickens? And during winter, as suggested by BWKatz.

    I've got all my coops near each other. It just seems.... sensible. Also easier for gathering eggs, too.

    Now, if you are into breeding and want the new chickens to breed true, and each coop will have its own run, and you WON'T be letting the free range at the same time as the original flock, I can see the desire for a different location. In that case, under the nut trees.
  4. cheryl98117

    cheryl98117 Songster

    May 13, 2009
    Indianola Washington
    Thanks guys! I'll build the new coop adjacent to the existing coop.

    Thanks so much!

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