I have began to build my Winter coop!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Teresaann24, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I have just started to build on my chick coop. My run at the time is on 5X10 cage that I have split down the middle for 3 chicks on one side and 3 on the other. I have taken an old rabbit coop and have torn things off and am rebuilding new things on. I am almost done just some few nicks and nacks here I am going to insulate it with heavy plastic. Not sure what its used for bought it at a home building place. Going to cover the entire coop for warmth for the chicks. I wont be able to use heating lamps due to where its located. So i am hoping that the way I have packed on the plastic to keep out the draft it will keep the chicks warm enough for the winter after I add lots of hay. I am adding play sand for sandboxs to my run for the chicks. The chicks at this time are between 9 weeks and 3-4months so I am hoping by the time it starts getting chilly in Ky the coop will keep the chicks warm! I will add pics as soon as it is done.
     
  2. barney

    barney Out Of The Brooder

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    Good luck with your girls new coop! [​IMG]
     
  3. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    Quote:Thanks so far everything is working out as planned hope to have everything finished by friday were suppouse to have a weekend of rain and id like to have em set up in there new home by then.
     
  4. grullablue

    grullablue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you cover it in plastic, will there be any ventilation? That is something to consider.

    Angie
     
  5. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    Quote:Another member brought that up that is somthing I'm looking into at the moment.

    Im gonna take pics so everyone can see and see what they think!
     

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