Multi flock coop design

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Savvymamma, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. Savvymamma

    Savvymamma Out Of The Brooder

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    I am looking for help. We currently have a very old small shack we converted into a chicken coop 7 years ago and have a 10X35' run. This has housed many chickens over the years and done just fine. Well, with the current addition to our show/fair stock, this needs to change. Any way.... I am looking for a design that will provide a run, box and coup for each of my show stock (Golden Sebrights, bantam Faverolles), then on the other side, have a larger run for my layers and standard Fav's. The shed will also need to provide some storage for my husbands tools and feed storage. So I am looking at a building that is about 8' X 12'. I currently have my show stock in small, portable, home made pens that I can move around the yard, but I want to get started on plans for the coop condo.

    The old coop is going to come down as the roof leaks and is rotted and am looking for design ideas. I have been on the coop design pages and gotten many ideas, but none that really are what I am looking for. We have 4 acres, but also have several horses so they take up the majority of the land space.

    Please help if you can.
    Rhonda
     
  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    8' x 12' seems somewhat small for what you're thinking of. Take a few stakes out in your yard and mark out how much space you think you'll need, and then try walking around that space, while considering storage and daily chores.
     
  3. Mrs. Mucket

    Mrs. Mucket Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We designed something like that for our two small flocks and plan to build it later this summer. It is 12'x16', divided into three sections--a 4'x11' coop on each end and a 6'x11' garden/feed area in the middle (measurements take walls+insulation into account). Ours will have a lot of doors. The middle area has a door to each coop. We wanted outdoor access from both long sides so we put a man door on each side of the middle area and each coop area has a chicken door on each side. Nest boxes and feeders/waterers can be accessed from the middle section.
     

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