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My new first chicken coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by linetangler, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. linetangler

    linetangler Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is my first chicken coop. Used a old outbuilding on my property. Only going to get 4-6 hens for laying and getting some tasty eggs. Hope it's good enough for the girls. Thanks for looking.
     
  2. chynasparks

    chynasparks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's pretty cool. You can fix it up and make a nice coop
     
  3. linetangler

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  4. linetangler

    linetangler Out Of The Brooder

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    I added the window for ventilation
     
  5. chynasparks

    chynasparks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's a lot of room inside. Cool. The window will be great.
     
  6. linetangler

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    Yeah I'm really hoping they like it. There are small gaps in some of the walls. Should I seal them up. They are about 1/4" gaps?
     
  7. chynasparks

    chynasparks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You just want to make sure there are no drafts, especially around their nest box, while making sire there is good ventilation so that there is not. A strong build up of amonia odor. Bad for the peeps. Also you don't want rodents or snakes making their way in. So If you think the gaps are too big, they probably are.
     
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    Spikes Chooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. You can get those tubes of silicone-based wood-filler and go along the gaps, then smooth them down with your finger. You really don't want draughts of air, especially during the winter months.

    Looks like a really nice coop, plenty of room for 4-6 chickens. Nice!!!!
     
  9. hdmax

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    I would close off the gaps to about 1/2 maybe 2/3 way up stopping any drafts that would cause the chickens too be chilled.
     
  10. linetangler

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    Thanks for the helpful input. Now I just need to find the Rhode Island pullets to put in the coop!!
     

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