- Jan 24, 2010
We are going to start building our walk in coop this summer. Since it will be close to the garden and we are in need of some more storage there, we decided to make the coop big enough for storage for the garden stuff and with an area for storage for the coop.
I like the idea of collecting eggs from inside and having a clean dry place to store feed, my coop shoes, etc.
We plan on putting several vents covered in hardware cloth that we will be able to close up if needed in cold weather. The winds blow from the West most of the time and there is a stand of large pine trees on the west side that will shade the coop and the run in the summer.
The roof will be a shed type and have a ridge vent the entire length. I'm hoping that having the roosts in between the two storage areas will keep them warm in the winter and cool in the summer and avoid any drafts.
We have gotten some real good deals on windows at a building supply place close to us. All the windows are double pane and we got them for $30.
Since I've never had chickens before I'd like your comments, suggestions, etc. Please note the yard is not drawn to scale.