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Not a coop or a run, but still construction. IDEAS needed !

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jenjscott, May 2, 2009.

  1. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    OK, hubby has agreed (only because he wants to get the chickens and turkeys out of the house) to help me build a incubation and brooding shed.

    It can't be too big, but must have room for incubators and maybe a stacked brooder. It will be insulated for heat/air so I can use it any time of the year. Now what I need are some recommendations, design ideas, requirements I might not have thought of, etc to get the whole thing planned out BEFORE I start building it.

    Get those thinkers in gear and let me hear from you!

  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    If you haven't already, you should spend a bunch of time on the coop pages of BYC - that should give you lots of great ideas... with pictures!

    My only thought at the moment, because I'm tired and the grandparents just arrived and I have to go, is to make it bigger than you think you need and make sure you have enough room to walk around in when carrying anything.
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

    Feb 2, 2009
    Southeast Louisiana
    Since it is for incubation, you need to be able to keep the temperature constant. Since you are in delta country, you probably don't have a hillside you could build it into to keep the temperature constant. Maybe in heavy shade? I'd consider good insulation a must. Maybe a partition between the brooder and the incubator with the incubator portion on the north side away from the sun. I think constant temperature will be your biggest problem.

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