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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by crazyelk, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. crazyelk

    crazyelk Songster

    Aug 25, 2008
    I just bought two walls that are 13' long by 7'tall. The walls are all covered and just need to be painted. I have some toungue and groove slats for the siding of the rest (like the front and back). I just can not get a mental picture in my head of what I want my coop to look like. Anyone have any Ideals? I think I can get some metal for the roof and chicken wire to go aroung the inside to prevent intuders. I got really lucky the only thing that I have paid money for so far is the walls. I will use cedar post and plant them into the ground and just have a dirt floor.

    Thanks, Jason
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2008

  2. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    My coop is 15 feet long and only 5 1/2 feet wide with the peak of the roof going the 15 ft direction. My chicken door and coop door are both on one of the short walls. You could do a similar design.
  3. jed1154

    jed1154 Songster

    Jul 10, 2008
    Imagine building a storage shed....

    Now stick some nests in it and a roost.

    You have a chicken coop. Thats pretty much all there is to it. Some here really go overboard, and some don't. Your goal for them is to give them shelter, keep them out of the weather and provide a place to lay eggs. However you accomplish that is up to you. Personally, mine is an 8'x8' building. I built it like a shed with a gable roof. Its built very well, but it has no water or electricity. It gets to the mid 20's here sometimes, but not a whole lot. The birds have been fine so far.

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