Just starting out

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by kapawayna, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. kapawayna

    kapawayna New Egg

    Feb 27, 2009
    Hi i am just about to start out keeping Chickens.

    I am thinking about putting a coup next to my garage, there is a space abou 18x4 foot that i was thinking about useing.

    Has anyone got any ideas of what tipe of coup to build in that area. I to could be built bit enough for me to stand in as there is nothing overhead. The only thing is i need to keep it inclosed becauce i have a cat that keeps finding it's way into my garden(dam thing) and i have seen falcons around aswell.

    As i aid i am totally new to this so expect a few questions from me, also a rough design of what i need to build to make them as happy as possible and how many i could fit in ther would be apreciated.

    Thanks kapa
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2009
  2. SewingDiva

    SewingDiva Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here's one that uses one wall of a garage. Its in South Portland Maine.

    Last edited: Feb 28, 2009
  3. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    Check the coop designs page (link is at top of page) Do you know what kind of chickens your getting? Standards, Bantams? I was thinking that if you used the wall that your building against and build off of that then you could save money, but if that isn't an issue, maybe something like GopherBoy's Coop.
  4. mmtillman

    mmtillman Chillin' With My Peeps

    We just built a free standing coop...but I bet a coop attached to your garage will be great.
    You will get lots of cool [​IMG] ideas if you just keep looking at the post and at the coop section....in fact, you will not be able to decide on which design you want [​IMG] , as you will find so MANY great coop ideas!! [​IMG]
    [​IMG] [​IMG] Let us see what you decide on ?
  5. wings

    wings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009

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