Help with coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by comptonkids, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. comptonkids

    comptonkids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do I need to insulate this or can I leave the walls as -is?

    2nd, do I have enough ventilation?

    Then...what is the cheapest way to cover the flooring? I've read about painting. ..any specific type?

    I'd like to do linoleum but that seems expensive when I search for it
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  2. chixcoop

    chixcoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. comptonkids

    comptonkids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I've run hardware cloth all around the outside of the coop and I've got one set of roosting bars set up

    We're going to construct the nesting boxes this weekend

    In total there will be about 35 birds

    It's a 10x12 and I'll be constructing a run as well

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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    You may need way more ventilation come summer in Texas, especially if you plan to have that many birds in that space.

    Insulation actually makes more sense in hot climates than cold to slow the heating of the coop in no shade.

    The top rung of that roost is way too close to the wall, should be 12-18".
     
  5. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd add more ventilation up near the roof.
     
  6. mommadearest

    mommadearest Out Of The Brooder

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  7. comptonkids

    comptonkids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd add more ventilation up near the roof.[/quote ]

    I have a turbine vent and a vent that runs along the whole roof
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    You may need more ventilation. That ladder type roost will not work well if you plan on adding more birds. The top rung is too close to the wall, and the rungs are not angled far enough apart. The birds on the lower rungs will get pooped on by the birds above them.
     
  9. pfields

    pfields Chillin' With My Peeps

    We painted the floor of our coop with Blackjack 57 and then covered it with cheap vinyl from Home Depot. You might be able to get a vinyl remnant from a flooring store fairly cheap. We put wood shavings over the floor and it's been really easy to take care of and protected from moisture.

    I agree the roost is too close on the top bar to the wall. Nice coop overall. Not sure where you live in Texas, we're on the coast and it gets hot here so I keep a fan mounted inside on a shelf in front of the southeast window. This summer we also added ridge vents to the roof to help with the heat.
     

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