my 'A' frame chicken house..

Nchicks

In the Brooder
7 Years
Oct 17, 2012
52
1
31
hey,

just thought i'd like everyone to comment on my house for the chickens.. now it isn't finished...

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here's whats gonna happen to it

- 6 boxes for chickens to sleep in.
- they'res a bit of dead space so that'll be for chicken food underneath
- lick of paint (chestnut) thought it went well lol
- mesh around
- and i'll have a door to check the eggs where they sleep.

can anyone give me constructive critisitizam? it's not finished
 

TurtlePowerTrav

T.K.'s Farm
7 Years
Jul 29, 2012
3,382
181
208
Oregon City, OR
My Coop
My Coop
If they sleep in the nest boxes, you will get poo on your eggs. I would add a roost that is a little higher than the nest boxes if you can. Like put a cross brace about the middle height on the front and back A arch and run a 2x2 down the length of the coop for a roost.
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ChickensRDinos

Songster
7 Years
Aug 19, 2012
2,242
240
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Los Angeles
x2 you need roosts for sleeping and want to prevent them from sleeping in the nest. If they start doing that discourage them right away.

How many birds are you getting? 6 boxes looks like way too many for the amount of birds that can live in that space. You only need 1 box for every 3-4 birds. They would rather share. Space to move around is important. Overcrowding causes very serious bullying problems.
 

Nchicks

In the Brooder
7 Years
Oct 17, 2012
52
1
31
what are roosts?

i have around 19 chicks.. depending on how many are going to be hatching
 

TurtlePowerTrav

T.K.'s Farm
7 Years
Jul 29, 2012
3,382
181
208
Oregon City, OR
My Coop
My Coop
x2 you need roosts for sleeping and want to prevent them from sleeping in the nest. If they start doing that discourage them right away.

How many birds are you getting? 6 boxes looks like way too many for the amount of birds that can live in that space. You only need 1 box for every 3-4 birds. They would rather share. Space to move around is important. Overcrowding causes very serious bullying problems.

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Nchicks

In the Brooder
7 Years
Oct 17, 2012
52
1
31
sorry, total noobie... just need a little help to understand a bit
 

nurse_turtle

Songster
8 Years
May 28, 2011
3,518
104
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Foothills of NC
Chickens prefer to roost on a perch when sleeping, the higher the better. It makes them feel safe and natural. If they sleep where they lay eggs, you're going to have major poopy egg problems. What are the dimensions of the coop. Will they live in there all the time or free range a bit? How many are you gonna keep? Looking good so far!
 

Nchicks

In the Brooder
7 Years
Oct 17, 2012
52
1
31
ah i see... yeah i get what your talking about to your questions;

they'll be free ranging around a 6m area.

the roosts, i'll do some when i get a chance :p :p
 

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