Neewbee coop.. What do you think? Advice?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by j_morgan76, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. j_morgan76

    j_morgan76 In the Brooder

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    [​IMG] Here is my new coop.

    It's mostly much finished. I have 24"x1/2" hardware cloth I am going to run up the bottom of the outer wall to keep raccoons from reaching in. It currently has chicken wire and porch screen to stop mosquitos. We ill be painting the plywood and adding 1'x2' trim over the screen seems.

    It is 10'x5' at the base and the coop is a little over 4'x4' & it has 3 nesting boxes. It will be housing 6 hens soon. Will it fit more? Any improvement suggestions?
    There is now coop door but I will be adding one soon. Does anyone have simple or even fancy coop door plans?

    Any feedback would be great..

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  2. cowdogcadillac

    cowdogcadillac Songster

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    Porch screen----------Fancy
     
  3. badbowtie

    badbowtie In the Brooder

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    I am a neewbee also for sure and still building my coop but from everything I have read that size of coop is for 4 hens and the run would be for 5 from what others are saying. But any ways it looks good any pictures of the inside of the coop.
     
  4. j_morgan76

    j_morgan76 In the Brooder

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    Quote:We live in Florida and my wife was concerned about mosquitos.
     
  5. j_morgan76

    j_morgan76 In the Brooder

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    Quote:I didn't take any inside pics but I will take and post some tomorrow...
     
  6. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    Well the rule of thumb is 4 sq ft of coop space per hen and 10 sq ft of run space per hen. 4x4 would fit 4 hens. What kind of weather do you have in your area? 4 heavy breeds would be a max for the 4x4 coop.

    Nate
     
  7. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator

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    Great design! It's perfect for a backyard setting. [​IMG]

    Keep an eye on the chicken wire. It's really designed to keep chickens in, rather than keep predators out. Unfortunately, a determined predator would be able to rip through it pretty easily. Consider reinforcing with some hardware cloth if you can.
     
  8. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Quote:x2. Also where is Titusville? I'm in Lutz. Right outside of Tampa. [​IMG]
     
  9. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    I love it! You did a great job.
     
  10. PartridgeRckgal

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    What a great coop!!! You did an awesome job [​IMG] The porch screen is a great idea!
     

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