Need helpful ideas on building my chicken coop and run.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lisa Culbert, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. Lisa Culbert

    Lisa Culbert In the Brooder

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    I plan on starting off with 5 or 6 Golden Comets and Buff Orpingtons. I like the Monk design coop on the site but would appreciate any helpful advice.
     
  2. Nyla

    Nyla Crowing

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  3. Lisa Culbert

    Lisa Culbert In the Brooder

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    Thank you.
     
  4. Nyla

    Nyla Crowing

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    Your very welcome! I hope you find a coop and run that you like!
     
  5. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hi and welcome to BYC, Lisa. Nyla has given you a great link. If you wish to discuss your plans or post pics of progress, then I'd suggest posting on this forum - Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance

    Do bear in space requirements -
    http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

    This is a useful link of BYC guides to take a look at announcements-feedback-issues-guides.3 You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find your State's thread.

    Best wishes and good luck with your coop build

    Pork Pie
     
  6. alexa009

    alexa009 Crossing the Road

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens, Lisa! We are glad you joined the flock! :welcomeBYC is a helpful site providing all of the information you need to know about poultry. There is always space for members on the BYC roost!
    :highfive: I am wishing you good luck with all of your coop plans and designs! Buff Orpingtons and Golden Comets are a wonderful breed to begin with.

    Hope you enjoy it here as much as we all do!
     
  7. FlappyFeathers

    FlappyFeathers Free Ranging

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    Good choices for your first chickens, should give you lots of eggs!

    Not sure what coop you mean... is this it?
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/monks-chicken-coop.47840/
    I like the design but the main thing that concerns me is the ventilation, or rather that version of experimental ventilation with a fan. If you cannot run power 24/7 it would be better to have openings near the roof line on opposing sides to get natural air flow and also just let ammonia fumes escape on their own. The following articles contain some essentaial information to keep in mind when building your coop:
    How Much Room Do Chickens Need
    Chicken Coop Ventilation - Go Out There And Cut More Holes In Your Coop!
    Predator Proofing

    flappyChicken.gif Best wishes starting your new chicken adventure!
     
  8. N F C

    N F C Poo happens, move on

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    :welcome

    I agree with @FlappyFeathers regarding the ventilation. Also, I was wondering how tall the run is? It looks short, that could make it difficult to clean and to remove an ill/injured chicken from.

    Thanks for joining us!
     
  9. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Welcome to our FUNomenal Flock! Best wishes and have lots of fun! :celebrate
     
  10. rjohns39

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    Hi and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us :ya
     

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