Residential Offset

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by jvanjura, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. jvanjura

    jvanjura Hatching

    Feb 7, 2013
    I am considering getting a couple hens and when researching local ordinances it appears that many locations require a offset from an residential building, your own home included. Well at 7,000' on a highly wooded lot and get about 250" of snow a year. I was thinking a coop adjoining the house would be best. Is there anything I am not considering here? Any other advise for chickens in a snowy environment?
  2. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Songster

    Jun 26, 2010
    Western Washington
    That's a LOT of snow! I wouldn't want my coop attached to the house just for fire hazards if you are adding heat. I would probably try to put it close to the back door, say less than 15 feet walk. Have fun planning!

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