Need some advice

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by BigEranch, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. BigEranch

    BigEranch New Egg

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    Kids don't use this part of the swing set. So I am thinking of turning this into a 2 story chicken coup. Purple in a few roosting bars in the lower section and enclosing the upper section for the besting area figuring 4 nesting boxes on the front side. I only want to use chicken wire to give the chickens that entire corner of the yard as their run. The space for the run is roughly 20 x 20. The swing set area is 2 x 4 on both levels. I grow veggies and herbs in aquaponics so I am gunna grow fodder for their main feed. Can I house 8 to 10 chickens in this area comfortably this is all the start to my ranch that is my goal in the next 2 years.
     
  2. Odelia

    Odelia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could house more than 10 chickens in that space. Do you have a photo of the swing set you are planning to recycle?
     
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  3. BigEranch

    BigEranch New Egg

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    It's not letting me upload it
     
  4. BigEranch

    BigEranch New Egg

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    Had to use the desktop site on my phone
    Sorry this is the side of it that I want to reprove
     
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  5. Odelia

    Odelia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicken like to roost up high. They would prefer the roosts in the top half of the coop.
     
  6. BigEranch

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    Ok can I just use chicken wire on the while thing? There is a ladder on the back side that is 2 feet wide can t g at at be used as the roost is has 5 or 6 rungs on it?
     

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