I need 8 Chicken Chicken Coop Blueprints!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by CityKidChickens, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. CityKidChickens

    CityKidChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone have any 8 chicken chicken coop blueprints I could use? If so, that would be great.
     
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Check out the Coop and Run Design section of the forum. Lots of great ideas there.
     
  3. CalgaryFarmer

    CalgaryFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Check out coop 2 in my signature. I do not have full plans but it may work for you.
     
  4. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    One thing I would suggest is, when you find the blueprint for an 8 Chicken Coop - double the size. I don't know where you live, but if you get cold winters your chickens may not want to go outside. That means they will be cooped up for much of the winter. If they're too crowded, feather pecking and other bad habits can occur.
     
  5. CityKidChickens

    CityKidChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks I live in Michigan and we get cold winters
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Ditto Dat^^^...and beware the '8 chicken coop' labels, most population numbers are grossly underestimated.

    In Michigan too......had a couple 2-3 day stretches this year(which was relatively mild) they never left the coop all day.
     
  7. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    Your best bet is to start with a shed, maybe a garden shed, and add big windows with hardware cloth, and a dig-proof foundation. At least five sq. ft. per bird, and build as large as you can, because more birds may 'happen' next year! Mary
     
  8. CityKidChickens

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    Thank You!!
     

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