1. wyomingsundancer

    wyomingsundancer Out Of The Brooder

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    Yesterday my wife an I went to the Tall Grass Prairie Preserve in Kansas. I was impressed with the chicken house they had built. It consisted to two parts. The main coop itself was built of limestone about twenty five inches thick and measured approximately 20 x 30 feet. There was a second part again built of thick limestone, but which was designed as a day time run basically.

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  2. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
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    really Nice......
    and I like the idea of a inside winter run for them, as I have very cold winters here! I need a plan for something like that here!
     
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    That's a beautiful old coop. I bet it had some dampness problems, but still, great setup, thank you for posting that!

    Pandora, all you really need is a strongly roofed run -- then you can cover the sides for winter, with plastic or plastic-and-plywood or whatever, and they have a sheltered outdoor area. Strongly recommend NOT fully enclosing it, unless you have made lots of other improvements, though, as the ground in the run is an essentially infinite source of humidity and you need it well enough ventilated that it does not become a fog chamber and/or humidify the *coop* air.

    Pat
     

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