Looking for Ideas/advice

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by CntryGrlFrmTheCty, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. CntryGrlFrmTheCty

    CntryGrlFrmTheCty Out Of The Brooder

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    I am looking into what type of coop I want to build for the chickens I will eventually have. I really like the A-Frame design but am unsure on just how I want it. I want something simple, not real elaborate. Any pictures or advice would be great. Thanks!
     
  2. Patricia Jane

    Patricia Jane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First [​IMG]. I don't have an A frame coop but the best advise I can give you is check out the coop section. There are some nice ideas.
     
  3. CntryGrlFrmTheCty

    CntryGrlFrmTheCty Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks I'll definitely have to do that!
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC northern Michigan [​IMG]

    A lot of what you need to build depends on how many chickens you will have, where you live, the weather, your neighbors, predators, etc. I loved to browse the coop section, and you may get some suggestion of what kind of building you will need. Good luck!

    P.S. Always build it bigger than you think you will need [​IMG]
     
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  5. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    DH and I build small coops using pallets as the base and sides and ends. THen A frame on top to shed the snow and rain. Each one is different and each one has issues.

    Make the human access easy to get into and reach all around. Roosts-- plenty of room for girls that what to sit with a friend but away from an enemy.

    I like 1 x 4's for roosts but have used branches too.

    Ventilation-- have plenty and be able to cover and reduce the ventilation during colder months if the winters are cold.

    Be able to reach the pop door AND lock it.

    Lots of flexibility in designs. Have fun!
     
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    tmoore8595 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey again!
    I built open pens and have really enjoyed them a lot. It was really nice during the summer.
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    and this we built for my mom
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    they are covered on top and have sand inside
    sharon
     

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