New Coop Floorplan

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by wkm2a, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. wkm2a

    wkm2a New Egg

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    I was wondering if I could get any feedback on the coop I was designing to build. I just put together a floor plan so far. Any advice or feedback would be greatly appreciated. This is going to house about 12 chickens initially.

    http://www.barmeister.com/coop/coop_floorplan.jpg

    Thanks.
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I think it looks quite nice. I wouldn't plan to have many more than 12 full size hens there, unless you open the brooding and isolation areas up. Generally plan on 4 square feet per bird, and without those areas you're at 48 feet. You may also want to add another roost (or 2), if each roost is only 4 foot long. I plan for 2 linear feet per bird--that's a little generous, but if you're not pressed for space, why not?
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Nice little floor plan, I'm a drafter by trade so appreciate a good plan.
    Might put your cleanout door under the roosts as that's where most the waste will be...tho not sure if you're planning roost boards.
     
  4. wkm2a

    wkm2a New Egg

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    Good point....I had put the clean out there cause I won't have access to that other side but I can just swap the pop door and the roost position and then it should work out...might have to reposition some windows....
     

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