is this a good coop design

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by kikithebird, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. kikithebird

    kikithebird Songster

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    [​IMG] it is called the poulet chalet and found it in a chicken coop design book can it hold 5 pekin/cochin bantams in it and i will add a run thats 4 by 2 feet just incase you ask
     

  2. Gatsbysmum

    Gatsbysmum Chirping

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    The steep ramp may be a problem for your ducks, as they usually prefer staying on the ground for the most part, but it looks sturdy and easy to clean.
     
  3. kikithebird

    kikithebird Songster

    in australia cochin bantams are called pekin bantams so i was talking about chickens not ducks
     
  4. Gatsbysmum

    Gatsbysmum Chirping

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    Oh! Sorry! Then it should be fine. :)
     

  5. ChaoSS

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    Seems very tiny to me for 5 chickens, general rule of thumb is that 5 chickens should have st least 20 feet of coop space and 40 feet of run space. Personally I think 40 feet is a bit small.
     
  6. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

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    Agreed...that coop design is waaay too small for 5 chickens, no matter their 'size'. [​IMG]
     
  7. kikithebird

    kikithebird Songster

    i dont like that design any more dosent look nice enough
     

  8. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

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    Have you visited the Coop/Run Design, Construction, Maintenance board here at BYC yet? There is a TON (and I mean a ton!) of pictures, things people did to build their coops, etc. Here's the link:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/9/coop-run-design-construction-maintenance

    Put on a BIG pot of coffee because you can spend literally hours in there!! [​IMG] Keep us updated and best of luck to you!
     

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