Looking to Build a Coop

MarySchf

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Oct 30, 2012
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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
 

Mr MKK FARMS

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Sep 27, 2012
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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
 

1muttsfan

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Mar 26, 2011
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Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan


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

redsoxs

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Jul 17, 2011
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Greetings from Kansas, Mary, and
! 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!
 

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