new to chickens lots of questions

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jdeoliveira74, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. jdeoliveira74

    jdeoliveira74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have built my coop it is 6x5 with 6 foot high ceiling inside so I can stand it there to clean. I build 4 nesting boxes and was wondering if 4 was enough for 6-7 chickens the outside run isnt finished yet but it goes under the coop which is raised and the entire thing has a roof over it. I will post pics as soon as I am allowed !
    thanks for advice
    forum is great I have learned a lot already!
     
  2. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually one nesting box will take care of four chickens so you have plenty. Now you just need more chickens!
     
  3. mikecnorthwest

    mikecnorthwest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have more than enough nest boxes. Enjoy!
     
  4. DCasper

    DCasper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations, you are now ready for more chickens.
     
  5. jdeoliveira74

    jdeoliveira74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah I want to get some chicks this week so I can have eggs before christmas![​IMG]
     
  6. jdeoliveira74

    jdeoliveira74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok nesting boxes check! The next question is roosting bars. I like the idea of putting chicken wire under neath it to keep them out of the poop and doing sand or pine have figured that out yet. How much room do then need on them ??
     
  7. chickenmanII

    chickenmanII Out Of The Brooder

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    I assume you want to put your roosting bars in the coop, it's according to where your boxes are to how much room you will have. The chicken will cram together anyway, once you get pictures up it will be easier to understand what you are working with. You can always use several bars staggered at different heights.
     
  8. jdeoliveira74

    jdeoliveira74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am uploading the coop build pics now it not complete so I can make changes ! suggestions are very welcome
     
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    mikecnorthwest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    jdeoliveira74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]Here is the coop so far still a work in progress guess I need to remove the lowest roost bar as its too low [​IMG][​IMG]
     

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