New Coop for Spring Times

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by johnk1126, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. johnk1126

    johnk1126 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone. I'm going to build a new coop for this spring. I drew a blueprint about months ago, and it's perfect. But this is the first time to build a coop, so I wish if anyone could give me some tips.
    Thanks.
     
  2. gg706

    gg706 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Build bigger than you think you actually need. Seems like MOST people end up with more chickens than they originally planned on keeping...Chickens are addictive! Do you have any specific concerns you wanted addressed?
     
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    I have no idea what type of tips you are looking for. If you have specific questions there are a ton of people on here that can give you help but you really need to give a bit more information. You might look through this. It's the sticky at the top of this section.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/206328/byc-coop-section-helpful-thread-index

    Here are some articles I think should be required reading for anyone building a coop should read. The cold weather one may not apply to you but the other two sure do.

    Pat’s Big Ol' Ventilation Page
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=1642-VENTILATION

    Pat’s Cold Coop (winter design) page:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=1642-winter-coop-temperatures

    Pat’s Big Ol' Mud Page (fixing muddy runs):
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=1642-fix-a-muddy-run
     
  4. johnk1126

    johnk1126 Out Of The Brooder

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    None. I'm going to raise 30 chickens this year. Thanks!
     
  5. johnk1126

    johnk1126 Out Of The Brooder

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    It's quite big.
     

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