Looking for some Help with interior design of coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by zekii, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. zekii

    zekii Songster

    Nov 1, 2010
    New Hampsha
    I just posted some more pictures of our coop on my BYC page, this coop is 10ft x 8Ft, with pitched roof to the back
    Front wall is 6ft high, back wall is 5 ft high. Double hung window on each side, a transum window on the front, and a vent just below the roof line on the front and back. Eventually the run will be to the right of the coop, it will be a 12ft x 10ft chain link dog fence.

    For the interior we are considering either 4 or 6 nest boxes, need areas for roosts, poop boards, and water & feed station.
    Looking for ideas on the layout for the interior taking into account the windows on each side which are 3.5 feet up from the floor, and 4 feet from the back wall. We are putting two pop doors 12" x 14" on each side of the coop towards the front corner of the coop.

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    Last edited: Dec 9, 2010

  2. BWKatz

    BWKatz Songster

    May 22, 2010
    I would put nest box under transom with room for roost over it.That would make it easy to clean poop boards. then u could out food & water under it. U would be able to have access from outdie coop w/o going in if u wanted to. There is a feeder u can fill from outside and could put outter door on egg box. Thechickens could see out the window and get a nice cross breeze in the summer.
  3. zekii

    zekii Songster

    Nov 1, 2010
    New Hampsha
    Hi BWKatz
    thanks for replying to my question...

    Couple further questions... how high off the floor should the lowest nest box be, and then how high up should the roost be ?

    This would determine where I place the poop boards under the roost. Don't want roosting chickens pooping on top of the next boxes... [​IMG]

    Anyone have pictures of their roost and poop board setup...trying to figure out the best way to position these inside the coop...also how many roost would you reccomend ?

    We made the coop tall enough since we would prefer to go inside the coop to feed, collect eggs, plus would make it easier to
    keep the coop somewhat clean. We are going to use the deep litter method for the floor bedding.

    Cheers !!![​IMG]
  4. TheSitcomGirls

    TheSitcomGirls Songster

    Nov 17, 2010
    Here is a picture of my interior...it's inside a building, but about the same shape/size as yours. Right now I have 8 chickens...but the coop was planned for 16.

    I don't have poop boards. As I recall the nestboxes are 18" off of the floor with a little landing perch in front of each one. The roost is 3 feet. But it was too high for some of the chickens, so we built a ramp behind it. It works fine. They use it.


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