Planing/Building the coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Chicken_Girl, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. Chicken_Girl

    Chicken_Girl Out Of The Brooder

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    well im going to be getting chickens soon and i need some help on planning my coop i know where it will go and the measurements i just need a bit more help

    this is just the coop we are going to do the run somewhere else (it needs to be accessible to us so humans can clean it out

    we are going to keep two chickens in it but we want room for more

    heres the area where i am going to put it (sorry about some of the pictures they were taken in the green house

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    (obviously all that stuff will not be there when we put the coop there)

    the measurements are roughly 6ft in length and 4ft 8inches in width and height we want it limited to 5ft so

    6ft L- 4ft 8" W- 5ft H

    can i have a list of materials please

    any other information you need just ask

    thankies
     
  2. greginshasta

    greginshasta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My 2 cents:

    You really do have to provide bit more information here in order for folks to help. You have provided the general dimensions, but there are many different styles of coops that would fit the space.

    Try poking around the site and looking at the coop designs section, the photos posted by members here in this section, as well as the similar section of the old ezboard. Once you find a coop style you wish to purchase we can try to help develop a materials list.

    Or perhaps you will discover a store-bought coop that fits your space limitations. There are a number of such options such as www.henspa.com, www.coops4you.com and http://www.omlet.co.uk/homepage/homepage.php

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    you say you will have 2 birds, but want room for more, so think about how many more. The rule of thumb is that you should have around 4 square feet of floor space for each bird and 10 square feet of run space. BTW, I'm not sure that the idea of having the coop in one place and the run in another is a workable solution. My birds are 5 weeks old and are really beginning to have a mind of their own and trying to snatch them from our coops4u tractor and return them to their indoor box is getting to be a hoot. I can just imagine moving birds from coop to run each day as the squawk and flap and run away.
     
  3. Chicken_Girl

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    well im going to get them at a young age

    the run will me sitting right infront of it well there will be enough room for me to get to the coop
     
  4. greginshasta

    greginshasta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I, and others, would really like to help.

    If you can show us a picture of the coop you want to build we will try and help with a materials list.
     
  5. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

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    I am confused, which isn't hard for me to be confused, but are you building a coop inside of a green house, if so you will not need a TRUE roof or predator protection unless preditors break into greenhouse. so just building a cage to keep birds in??????? Do i have this wrong??
     
  6. greginshasta

    greginshasta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think this is the area next to the house where she is being allowed to place a coop, and that all the greenhouse stuff is being taken out.

    It sounds like we need her to help us understand what style of coop she wants to build in that space, what budget she has available, wh will help her build the coop, and so on.
     
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  7. Chicken_Girl

    Chicken_Girl Out Of The Brooder

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    sorry i should have been more clear, no its not going to be in the green house its just it was hard to take pictures because they isnt much of gap between where its going and the green house
     

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