In the Brooder
- Mar 21, 2009
We have aquired an cute 8x8 playhouse with a country front porch and we're having it moved to our yard. We plan to convert it into a chicken coop. I have a few questions. Should I put it in the middle of the very large backyard with no shade or I can put it near the woods where it will get some shade. I feel the woods might make it convenient for preditors, plus the backyard location is closer to a water source so it might make it easier to take water back and forth. I plan to connect a 10 x 10 dog lot to make the run and cover with chicken wire or hardware cloth. I am really not sure what to do with the inside. I am a new egg and need some ideas on what to do. There is one window on the back wall that will become the chicken door for the chickens to enter and exit the coop. There are two windows besice the front door that I will cover with hardware cloth to provide ventilation. The coop has an open A frame roof and I would say it is about 61/2 - 7 feet high. Also will this be big enough for 13 bantam chickens? Thanks for the help!