How far from house?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ra, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. ra

    ra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2009
    is there a set distance to put ur coop from ur house? out are back door we have a coverd deck. under the deck is a lot of room and would be easy to put a coop in. also with a lot of room for them to walk around in. i was just out there looking around and wounderd if its safe health wise to put them that close to the back door? i was thinking of spreading sand under there so we can see there poop and scope it up daily. is this a bad idea?

    thanks for any help. also sorry for all the new ?'s i tired to use the search but it did not come up

  2. rnbnc1

    rnbnc1 New Egg

    Oct 25, 2008
    I would have concern that it would get very smelly in the summer!
  3. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Mine are only about 10ft from my house. Ive had no problems. [​IMG]
  4. Alley

    Alley Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 23, 2008
    Eureka, California
    My coop is close to the house (15 feet) and the only problem I have is they wake me up wanting out in the yard at the crack of dawn! I never have problems with smell but I clean my coop every other day.
  5. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    what is now our coop and run is close to the house. my dh built it for our son to play inside. he would run down the driveway and i was pregnant, due in august in louisiana [​IMG] i was almost 40 and had a hard time catching up with him! well he would cry and did not want to stay in there and play with me or with toys. so we turned it into a chicken yard and dh added the coop [​IMG]

    we have pretty hot summers and we don't have a problem with smell, we clean it out often and use the manure for fertilizer [​IMG]

    now with it being close we do hear cutting up from the group, but i think it also helps with preditors too, to keep them at bay!
  6. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    The odor problem occurs when all the crap gets wet. If you are sure it won`t you may have a winner.
  7. ra

    ra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2009
    its very dry under there. the wife would let them out to run around when she is outside in the garden or doing other things. we are outside a lot. it sounds like it will work pretty good. i would just need to build a coop under there and they would have plenty of safe room to run around in. about 10x20 feet

  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    I agree with the other posts. There is no set distance to have the coop from your house. I have seen coops that are attached to the side of their house.
  9. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    Ours is about 15 ft. from the back door. I have had concerns about chicken dust getting into the house. Smell isn't a problem for me but I keep it real clean. An advantage is that it's easier to maintain if you just have to step out a few feet.

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