Serama coop improvements

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Ravinrascal, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. Ravinrascal

    Ravinrascal Out Of The Brooder

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    I am currently finishing off building my small chicken coop for two serama hens I am getting and will post pictures later today. It is designed like a rabbit hutch with a hole I the floor where the ramp is. I am worried it will be too cold for them in winter as I read they don't do we'll below 40'F 5'C. I will probably adding a heat lamp or moving the hutch into the shed but is there any other improvements. I live in South Yorkshire where it can reach to around 20'F -7'C
     
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    Ravinrascal Out Of The Brooder

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    If this picture has uploaded correctly you will see the inside of my coop. Two nest boxes in the left bottom corner. The perches will go across the two trays and I have a empty space that I don't know what to use for, any ideas. Also you can see the hole where the ramp will be, will that let to much heat out or will it be okay
     
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    Ravinrascal Out Of The Brooder

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    ^finished product ready to move into the garden. This will house 2 or 3 seramas
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    We will attach strings to the roof so it doesn't fall backwards and break hinges
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    We are adding a latch to make it more secure
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    Inside again and the only things missing are the perches and ramp which are drying

    I am just wondering if it will be too cold for them due to hole where the ramp is and I was also wondering how to stop water freezing thanks
     
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    Ravinrascal Out Of The Brooder

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    How many serama could I get in the 2l 3w 3h coop and I was also wondering what plants and shrubs aren't poisenous to seramas that they could use for shelter of perches in the run
     
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    Any replies?
     
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  6. chynasparks

    chynasparks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure but you might leave that space empty for your peeps to be able to land down to when moving around inside. I can't tell from the picture how big the space is. Mine walki in and out, move around go up on perches, come down ect. I'm wishing mine had a little more space to do all that. But, it is what it is and they seem to be fine. Not laying yet so I don't know if it will be an issue then
     

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