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my 'A' frame chicken house..

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Nchicks, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. Nchicks

    Nchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    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
     
  2. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    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. [​IMG]
     
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  4. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  5. Nchicks

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    what are roosts?

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

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    x2
     
  7. Nchicks

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    sorry, total noobie... just need a little help to understand a bit
     
  8. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!
     
  9. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    Is that a roost bar on the middle brace?
     
  10. Nchicks

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    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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