Should I build a coop like this?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ncCHICKS, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. ncCHICKS

    ncCHICKS Songster

    Oct 5, 2008
    Hope Mills, NC

    looks really nice and I hope I could build it really cheap. I was thinking building it with the coop part 8x4 and the run part 8x8. Would that be too big (for the design type)

    PLEASE RESPOND I know I've been asking a lot of ?'s but I like this design (as well as UrbanMama's A-Frame) This one would be good if it'd work!
  2. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    I would imagine you could build it any way you want. How big is your flock?
  3. bantamman13

    bantamman13 Songster

    May 27, 2008
    I dont see why you would have any problem making it to any dimension you wanted great looking design I really like the drop pan under the roost I am going to try and build one similar for my bantams soon. Good luck with your build.
  4. ncCHICKS

    ncCHICKS Songster

    Oct 5, 2008
    Hope Mills, NC
    I have 3 chicks and 1 roo, but you know how that goes [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    I see..........Planning Ahead Huh? [​IMG]
  6. gottaknit

    gottaknit In the Brooder

    May 28, 2008
    Quote:That's an attractive, simple, design. Is the underneath-the-house part for storage?

    How many birds would this comfortably fit as-is?

    Yes, I'm thinking about expansion of my flock, too. [​IMG]
  7. Farmer Brown

    Farmer Brown Songster

    Oct 22, 2008
    Raleigh, NC
    That coop has some great and simple features!!! [​IMG] A different size should be easy and you could pos. use homemade or recycled windows to cut down on cost. Start checking now in Lowe's and Home Depot in the paint section for the unwanted or wrong color paint. We picked up 2 gallons of severe weather paint for $18-$20 total instead of that much or more each. Not as many choices in color but it gets the job done. [​IMG] Now I have to start planning a coop remodel to copy some of the great ideas from that design!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  8. unionwirewoman

    unionwirewoman Songster

    Sep 14, 2007
    Kalispell , MT
    Depends on what size of flock you plan on having in the future . If you plan on just keeping might be okay....If you plan on expanding...I would'nt go with this design . I have 15 in a 10x12 coop and even though the weather isn't too bad right now...I have to clean it 1 a week . When it gets cold outside....they will spend more time in the coop ...thus more cleaning . Figure out first how many chickens you plan on having in the future....then build it according to that . No need to spend money on a small coop that will need to be torn down or never used because the size of your flock . I'm not usually one to say this ....but bigger is better when it comes to chickens . If you can only have 4 becuase of restrictions go with that design...if not ....go as big as you can !
  9. SussexInSeattle

    SussexInSeattle Songster

    Oct 6, 2008
    I think if you stick with those small dimensions, you may be doing add-on projects in the near future. Chcikens are like potato chips. Nobody can have just a handful. Think larger I would say.
  10. jubylives

    jubylives Songster

    Mar 23, 2007
    Central Iowa
    The only problem is that it has a flat roof. All flat roofs eventually will leak. The new Super Walmart that just opened the end of last year has already started leaking. No matter what you do it will leak. I like it aside from that. A very easy build too.


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