New Chicken House

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by kaffee, Jan 13, 2017.

  1. kaffee

    kaffee Out Of The Brooder

    This is my new DIY chicken House ~ I'm hoping the chickens will use the roosting bars as in the smaller coop they were sleeping in the nest boxes. Not sure if to keep the food and water inside or out ?[​IMG]
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place True BYC Addict

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    Welcome! It's cute, but needs more windows, both for light and ventilation. Love that you've got vents in the peaks, very nice. Mary
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Cute little build -- might want to consider adding windows, though. As to the feed/water station question - how many birds are you housing in this and what are the dimensions? The available space needs to factor into whether you keep food/water inside. What type of feed/water dispensers are you planning to use? Again, that would factor into where best to situate them. Quick question on the nest boxes - - the photo does not seem to show much of a "lip" on the front, is that just the photo showing it badly? Folks are often surprised at how much digging a hen can do when she goes to nest each day so a good lip often becomes needed to keep bedding *and* eggs from being kicked out.
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Is there room for them to fly down from roost board without crashing into wall or is there a ramp?
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2017
  5. kaffee

    kaffee Out Of The Brooder


    Thank you for your comments ~ I didn't realise they would need windows ~ they are out all day ~ but maybe I should consider putting some in !
  6. kaffee

    kaffee Out Of The Brooder

    Hi ~ I think we will add some windows ~ and yes the lip on nesting area is too shallow I need to make that higher !
  7. kaffee

    kaffee Out Of The Brooder

    Hi ~ Yes I made a ramp for them

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