New 8 x 12 Bantam Coop *New Additions-Post 244~ 6/2*

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by speckledhen, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    This 12'x15' plot of ground that has never been any good for strawberries will be my new bantam coop and covered pen! I'm collecting ideas now for the actual design. Must collect wood and supplies for it now.


    This coop in particular appeals to me from baldessariclan's coop page, the Witchita Cabin Coop, but knowing my DH, he'll decide to try something crazy, LOL:

    Last edited: Jun 2, 2011
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Caution.....the Owl is waiting! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yeah, old Hooty never did do anyone any good. I don't think he's fooled anyone around here. [​IMG]
  4. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    The sparrows love mine because the head spins like a merry-go-round. [​IMG]
  5. halo

    halo Got The Blues

    Nov 22, 2007
    My Coop
    Bantams? What kind of bantams?
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I will be hatching some porcelain D'Anvers from Boggy Bottom Bantams in March. I also have a D'Uccle trio, but they will be living with the old ladies, or at least, that's the plan.
  7. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Oh, what a great idea! Can hardly wait to see it all done! Nice area with shade. They are gonna love it!
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    See the three huge oaks behind it? We call them The Three Sisters. DH plans to take them down, or at least a couple of them, so there will be some sun in winter. To the left side is our south facing slope so it gets great sun in winter and I'll put a good window or two on that side.
  9. Serrin

    Serrin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Awesome news Cyn! I hope you can keep a leash on Tom long enough to get exactly the coop you want. [​IMG] I know how these menfolk can be. Tell them you want just a simple shelf installed in the pantry, and the next thing ya know, they've gone and installed an entire wall of built in cabinetry!! [​IMG]

    Just my two cents worth here about The Three Sisters: Are you really sure you want to take those down? It seems to me that in the winter, with their leaves all down, that they wouldn't cast all that much of a shadow, while in the hot summer months, they might be just what you need to help keep the coop cool. Just thinking out loud here. I know that our trees that are on the west side of anything out here are our most valued for their cool shade in the hottest part of a summer afternoon.

    How big is the coop going to be Cyn? How many will it house? Taking into account that it takes two bantams to make one LF chicken! [​IMG]
  10. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    That will be a great spot, Cyn, and the addition of more sun will only make it perfect - I can't wait to see it!

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