Looking to Build a Coop

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MarySchf, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. MarySchf

    MarySchf New Egg

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    hi I'm Mary I am doing research on building a coop using reclaimed materials. I would like a medium coop for 6 to 7 hens. Can anyone help? Thanks and I love this site!!! Mary
     
  2. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC, glad you could join us!
    1.Well I think you should have the coop on stilts for one thing so that its harder for mud to splash all over (then it rots quicker) the coop plus it will only be a small coop so it will be less money cause treated wood is expensive!
    2. You will probably only need a 4ft by 5ft coop because you won't have many chickens right!?

    Sorry that is all the advice I have!
    Bye
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  3. The Howards

    The Howards Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] and welcome to the flock, from NC.
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    There is an extensive section of the forum devoted to coops and coop building - you will likely enjoy paging through all the different coops.
     
  5. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Mary, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard. Ah, coop building - I remember those days - fun and anxiety rolled into one! I agree with 1muttsfan about perusing BYC and the all the great coop suggestions, models, and ideas. Best of luck to you!
     
  7. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    Hello & welcome to BYC from The Heartland of Kentucky!


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  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  9. Welcome to BYC from the Inland Empire of Southern California!
     
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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