Scoping out a new spot for our ladies

Nventer

Chirping
May 28, 2020
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Hello there community. Is it odd that I can’t stop thing about...chickens now? Did this happen to you as well?
I found a site with coop design downloads at www.construct101.com and I am planning on starting off with 2 ladies (not sure of breed yet but I will build it and they will come). I’m looking at the 4x4 design with run.
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Any words of wisdom or caution as I proceed.
In addition I want to build some wire tunnels for the ladies to go around the garden during the day.
It’s great knowing that there is a community of to help along the way.
 

aart

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Any words of wisdom or caution as I proceed.
You'll need more space than you think you need.
(build as big as you possibly can)
You'll need more ventilation that most plans have
(plan above looks like you could incorporate under eave venting).
It will cost more and take longer than you think.
Best to spend more time planning before building.
Climate and drainage are very important planning considerations.
Have coop finished before getting birds.

Oh, and.... Welcome to BYC! @Nventer
Where in this world are you located?
Climate, and time of year, is almost always a factor.
Please add your general geographical location to your profile.
It's easy to do, and then it's always there!
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Nventer

Chirping
May 28, 2020
18
81
89
Vancouver, BC
You'll need more space than you think you need.
(build as big as you possibly can)
You'll need more ventilation that most plans have
(plan above looks like you could incorporate under eave venting).
It will cost more and take longer than you think.
Best to spend more time planning before building.
Climate and drainage are very important planning considerations.
Have coop finished before getting birds.

Oh, and.... Welcome to BYC! @Nventer
Where in this world are you located?
Climate, and time of year, is almost always a factor.
Please add your general geographical location to your profile.
It's easy to do, and then it's always there!
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Thank you @aart! I will go to the Ventilation article. I was wondering about the drainage factor when I read the article on the Wichita Cabin Coop. Thank you also for the warm welcome!
 

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