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Help with my coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by HilltopFarm, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. HilltopFarm

    HilltopFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I am currently building a coop that is inside my woodshed. The original plan was a 4x8 coop, and 7 feet high, all inside the woodshed. I extended it to 4x10. My question is...How should I design the inside? I have a basic idea of nesting boxes, roosts and feeders/water, but I'm not sure which way would be the best way to give the chickens the most room.
    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2009
  2. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Question is, how many chickens....

    First thing that comes to my mind is...

    | R |.....| N |
    | O |....| E |
    | O |....| S |
    | S |.....| T |
    | T |.....| S |
    | S |.....| - |
    | - |......| F |
    | - |......| & |
    | - |......| W|


    Where F&W is food and water..

    I know.. crappy way of showing it.. No time to whip anything up in photoshop though to represent my thoughts.

    Door on the F&W side.
     
  3. HilltopFarm

    HilltopFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    12 chicks, delawares, Jersey Giants and Golden buffs.
     
  4. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, a 10' roost would be fine for that many birds... Another option is either a ladder roost on the back 4' wall, or maybe 3 level roosts alone that wall, then have the nest boxes and food & water on opposite walls at the front.
     

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