1. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    Ok so im moving out of state and i figure what not a better way to get a lovely coop. So im thinking of a 10x10 coop so ill have room to grow since ill only have 15 chickens atm. Im moving to arizona so i would love some advice on what i need as far as like weatherness(dont know if thats even a word). Like extra vents for summer and how are the winters there. Im in southern cali atm. This is what i have inmind so far. Any advice will be helpful. [​IMG]

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  2. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, What are the two angled lines? I'm assuming roosts! Is it a walk in coop and if so, where will people door be? Windows? How high are walls?
    Erik
     
  3. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would make that people door (I'm assuming that is what the arc thing in the lower right is) swing outward. Otherwise it'll be pushing bedding all the time. For a hot climate, I would put in lots of windows. We have 5 in our coop-that's all that would fit. Plus more ventilation up above. I would put a couple of windows on each wall if you can. I bought them cheap from the Habitat for Humanity Restore shop. Also don't forget to put in a walk door for the run, unless you want to crawl through the chicken door. And I would make sure it's tall enough to walk in.
     
  4. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    Yes the lines are roosts. The door is the spot on the bottom right and i didn't think about it going outward. Would a partal wall of the coop being wire work? Thats what i have now, but i dont know how cold it gets there. The run will have a walk in door i just dont know where yet. They both will be tall. I was thinking 8 feet tall for the coop.
     
  5. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
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  6. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    Anyone?
     
  7. pm

    pm Out Of The Brooder

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    If building from scratch, I would size the coop to make better use of standard building material dimensions. Making it 8'x12' will give you 96 square feet, and you will be doing a lot less cutting of 4'x8' plywood for floors and walls.

    Paul
     
  8. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    Quote:Thatnks, for the input. Ya i figured it would save some time and would be easier to do it that way.
     

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