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my coop progress thread

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by showbarnmom, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. showbarnmom

    showbarnmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Turned an old deer blind into their coop. Was going to paint today, but we are having 30 MPH wind gust :(. Oh well. Next week project. So here is our start! Plan is for this to house 6-8 chickens. Think its big enough?:)
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  2. SarahJaneB

    SarahJaneB Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think it'll turn out great [​IMG] Looks like it'll be plenty of room for 6-8 chickens.
     
  3. showbarnmom

    showbarnmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Phase two!
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  4. showbarnmom

    showbarnmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know why the pics are so small :(
     
  5. SarahJaneB

    SarahJaneB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Don't worry about it, we can click on them and they're bigger :) and that run looks like there'll be plenty of room for the chickens.
     
  6. showbarnmom

    showbarnmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh OK, good! I'm very excited :) this week, provided the wind dies down, I will get to paint!
     
  7. showbarnmom

    showbarnmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Painting!!!! Yay me! All that is left to do before it is live able is the wire. That's coming in tomorrow :)
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  8. nwredrooster

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    Looks great! Nice accompanying run. I think the size of the coop really needs to depend on how much time they spend in it. I live in the valley floor in northwest Oregon. My girls are able to free range from sun up to sun down. Their coop would be way to small for them if they had to spend really cold days kept inside it - but they don't, they run around all day, every day and just sleep or lay inside. So I would say if your girls are outside in the daytime (when not laying) they should be just fine. Nice work!
     
  9. showbarnmom

    showbarnmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't completely go free range, prey drive dogs :(. So they will be in the run during the day and in the coop at night. Coop size is 4 ft wide and about 5 ft tall. And about 3 ft deep.
     
  10. cknkids

    cknkids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the typical numbers are 4 sq ft of house & 10 sq ft of run. If the hens have access to the run and you live where weather won't keep them in, you can go with a smaller house. We built our first coop last summer, we built for 6 hens and have 4. Ours only sleep in the house and 4sq ft is way more them we needed, while the 10 sq ft of run seems small when we don't let them free range. Looks great!! Enjoy!
     

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