New to chickens . . . new to forums . . . coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by LoupGarou, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. LoupGarou

    LoupGarou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been thinking of buying this coop for some Buff Orpington hens and a rooster. I would use a 10 x 10 dog pen for security and to give them some room to roam and scratch. I live in Mississippi. Does that kind of set up sound all right for a small backyard flock? Does this coop look as if it would provide enough ventilation for Mississippi summers?

    Thanks!

    http://cgi.ebay.com/DELUXE-Chicken-...39:1|66:2|65:12|240:1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

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  2. derby

    derby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's cute and affordable. BUT - I think it's too small for 5/6 large birds. Maybe you could have a couple of banties.

    Derby
     
  3. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you could squeeze 4 in there but i wouldnt do any more than that.
     
  4. Dottie Pratt

    Dottie Pratt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The coop is cute.

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    Dottie
     
  5. LoupGarou

    LoupGarou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone! I don't really want a big flock, anyway, so I'm willing to reduce it. But if it looks as if it's safe and easy to clean, that's a big plus for me.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC. I think that coop needs more ventilation for summers in the south, but it's cute. It wont hold many birds, though.
     
  7. djackjr

    djackjr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought I was going to start out with a small flock, now that I have read some..I think its expanding fast!! and I have not even gotten any chicks yet or redid the shed into a coop!!!

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