need help making plans.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chickencity, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. chickencity

    chickencity Songster

    Mar 21, 2008
    i cant seem to decide on what type of coop to build or how to build it. i have two options.
    1. i could build a coop in side the goat shealter which is 12x21 and mybe 10' high. the goat shealter is attatched to a pen that is 30 by 40. but they would have to stay in there.
    2 .or i could build a chicken coop with a run that i can move around. which would be better?
    i also cannot decide on what to build. there are so many plans out there. i will have 9 hens RIR, BR, Sexlinks. i would love some oppinons and plans. im looking for something that will be easy to clean and that wont take any special skills or tools to build. thanks.
  2. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    if it was me id build on to the 12 by 21 goat id build the henhouse 12 by 21 as let the hens use the goat yard as well.but fix to where the goats cant get into henhouse an eat the hens feed.
  3. s6bee

    s6bee Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    The coops you move around for 9 hens would be heavy to move and you most likely will just find a permanant spot for it any way, ( trust me, been there , done that ).
    As long as your choices offer safe, and draft free living, anything should be fine, but I would go with the goat shed option.
    Remember you want approx. 4 sq.ft/ per bird inside and anywhere from 7-10 sq.ft. outside.
  4. chickencity

    chickencity Songster

    Mar 21, 2008
    are there any plans that would be goat proof? i would like to be off the ground but strong enough to be ramed but goats.
  5. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    Check out the Coop Design pages. There are alot of great ideas there...


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