Old horse stall into a chicken coop

FATHERFORD

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Got most of my new chicken coop built. Still have a few finishing touches. 12'x14'. Stall faces south so the south wind should keep it "cool" in the hot and humid days, but keep it plenty work in the winter.

Raised the floor 6 inches. The barn flooded 2" during the "1000 year flood" we just had in Houston. Still need to finish the ceiling, add my lights/power, and a few other odds and ends.

Debating on redoing the roost to make them all equal height. Seeing how the chickens like them.
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Percheron chick

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That's an ideal design for your climate. More people need to follow your lead. I have a more traditional stall that I use as my coop. Easily works for 30 birds. I use a second stall to raise pullets. 25-30 in a batch. My profit is about $7 per pullet. Helps pay the layer feed bill.
 

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That's an ideal design for your climate. More people need to follow your lead. I have a more traditional stall that I use as my coop. Easily works for 30 birds. I use a second stall to raise pullets. 25-30 in a batch. My profit is about $7 per pullet. Helps pay the layer feed bill.
I agree.

I hate seeing the closed up coops in hot climates
 

Percheron chick

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To answer your roost height question, have roosts at 2,3 and 5 feet. The 5 footer was for the guinea. Chickens quickly decided that it was the one. The 5' is always full. The 3' will have the fatties (Brahma and Cochin) and older hens. The lower ones are only used by pullets until they are part of the flock. Your ladder roosts looks great but I have found that the highest roost is what they all want.
 

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