New Coop Did I Forget Anything

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by galen, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. galen

    galen In the Brooder

    Apr 19, 2011
    Smithville, Missouri
    Been working on this project for a while and I'm almost done. Did I forget to do something? What do you think?[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

  2. yellowirenut

    yellowirenut Chirping

    Aug 27, 2011
    New haven, IN
    the BIRDS you forgot the birds!!!

    Your coop looks great

    Not sure if you have a hawk problem but you may want to consider running wires across the run area.
  3. Presidential

    Presidential In the Brooder

    Feb 7, 2012
    Awesome coop!! You did a great job!!

    I am under construction with a similar size coop. Question for you... how many chickens do you think will fit comfortably in that size coop? Full size? Bantam? I don't want to stuff them in, but I would like to know what the "no vacancy" limit is.
  4. Purdy

    Purdy Chirping

    Jul 4, 2011
    Sparta, Michigan
    Very nice coop
    I see you have lots of vent and some windows, a detail many people
    forget to add when building a coop.

    Making a vent and window makes good sense in a small space
    by combining both the vent and a window.

    all ready stated: wheres the chickens?

    Nothing but the best for your chickens !

  5. kappelmd

    kappelmd In the Brooder

    Feb 4, 2012
    Burlington, KY
    Nice looking coop. It looks heavy duty enough to take a good rubbing from a cow.
  6. galen

    galen In the Brooder

    Apr 19, 2011
    Smithville, Missouri
    Funny, LOL yeah I forgot the chicks. I'm wait till the 13th of March, because I have to go to an all day workshop in south central Missouri not 30 miles from Cackle Hatchery. Going to pick them up and bring them back with me. Wanted everything just right before the little one's come. Yes I think I may have a hawk problem but they won't be outside for a while but suggestion noted. The size is roughly 4'X4' and will probably fit 6 nicely. But I'm going to free range in my vineyard to keep insects down so it will only be used as a coop at night so it should hold a maximum of 10-12 because full sized hens would spend little time in the coop. But over crowding is not good. I was raised on a farm when I was a kid, and I know that it's not good. That was a long time ago. I have a large vineyard so I'm in the process of designing another coop that will be about twice to three times this size. I'm going to put roosting boxes in so that I can keep the inside much cleaner. I will be doing that to this one also. You can see one of my vineyards in the background on the left side of the coop in the pin picture. The hens will be real close to it.
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2012
  7. duckinnut

    duckinnut Songster

    Jul 18, 2010
    Marshfield, Ma.
    Looks like someone did their homework and paid attention in woodshop. A-1 job there galen.[​IMG]

    I forgot one thing and it is [​IMG].

    Did you read the BYC disclaimer? It states this site and its owners or persons etal using this site CANNOT be held accountable for any addiction to chickens or the wanton desire to hoard said chickens or amass large quantities of same. Nor responsible for continual thoughts of coop enlargement and any associate things thereof. [​IMG]

  8. lesgo54

    lesgo54 Songster

    Feb 13, 2012
    spencer, tn
    the coop looks real good, like thay said u may want to add wire to the top of the run

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