Helpful hints for coop designs

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ktbarns.com, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. ktbarns.com

    ktbarns.com In the Brooder

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    I am a Chicken coop Builder. I live in Amish Country in Ohio. I can help with some questions regarding coop designs.
    If you have any questions or would like me to send you some pics to help out let me know.
    I will be on-line for about an hour.
     
  2. Hillsvale

    Hillsvale Songster

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    that is very nice of you...

    welcome to BYC [​IMG]
     
  3. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    Welcome. Nice website. [​IMG]
     
  4. ktbarns.com

    ktbarns.com In the Brooder

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    Sounds like you guys eat a lot of chicken! Keep up the good work
     
  5. ktbarns.com

    ktbarns.com In the Brooder

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    Thanks Chick-n-Farmer It takes alot of work. Plus I'm a better coop builder than a Website guy.
     
  6. Hillsvale

    Hillsvale Songster

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    ktbarns.com :

    Sounds like you guys eat a lot of chicken! Keep up the good work

    think a 19 and 21 year old boy and all their friends...​
     
  7. ktbarns.com

    ktbarns.com In the Brooder

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    We live in An Amish Community so we always eat alot.
     
  8. elmo

    elmo Songster

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    In my opinion, your design could be improved significantly by adding at least 1 square foot of ventilation per chicken at the tops of the walls, well over roost height. Other than the windows (which look like they open from the bottom), I didn't see any ventilation at all.
     
  9. ktbarns.com

    ktbarns.com In the Brooder

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    Elmo,

    You are right about ventilation. It is very important. Our coops have a front door that has removable plex
    glass. They also have a window, Mesh flooring under the roost ,and a vented ridge cap. I know its
    hard to see in the pics but here are some examples.

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  10. Jx2inNC

    Jx2inNC Songster

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    Very handsome build quality it looks like!
    Nice to have you here.
     

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