My first coop, anything obviously wrong?

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sharpy101

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Sep 19, 2013
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Hi all,

After years of persistence from my wife, I finally gave in and built a coop for our chickens, and to my delight I now can't get enough of learning about chickens, and seem to be spending much more time with them that I would have thought a year or two ago.

OK, so asking for advice once I've already built the coop is kind of backward, I would have been better off asking beforehand, but if there's anything that needs to be fixed now, I'm still in building mode, and would love the feedback.

I'll add a few pictures of the coop so far, and some progress shots for anyone else interested in building something similar.
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I'm also wondering how many chickens it'd be suited for also?
 
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Nice!

Roosts should be higher than nests..or they'll roost in nests and poop them up.

What are the dimensions? Rule of thumb is minimum 4 sqft coop and 10 sqft run per bird.

Put your location in your profile, will help folks advise.
 
Thanks Aart, I'm from Tasmania, Australia. The coops around 4ft x 7ft, the runs 7ft x 9ft. I have found the chickens(3) rather the nesting boxes, and have added another roost above the two pictured, however they haven't used it as yet. I may need to cover the boxes for a few nights to get them to move.....they seem so comfortable in the boxes though. Thanks again.
 

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