"sticky" idea: Dimensions

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sashurlow, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. sashurlow

    sashurlow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are a lot of dimensions that are pretty standard on most coops. Wouldn't it be easier to make a sticky that people can post dimensions of their coops instead of searching out the forum for coop door dimensions or nesting box dimensions. We could even do number and size of chickens, dimensions of coop, dimensions of run. I'm off to do a search for nesting box size in the mean time...
    Scott
     
  2. loralei

    loralei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    While researching nesting boxes myself I found the following:

    http://www.hennypennyhatching.com.au/hph/Page-TakingChicksHome.asp

    I used these basic dimensions but designed my own boxes with 2 rows of 4 boxes each. I was planning on posting my plans once I have a chance to draw them in auto cad.

    I tried to post a pic but I haven't figured that out yet. [​IMG] I'll keep trying though!

    Godspeed
    Laura
     
  3. LittleMamaBigPapa

    LittleMamaBigPapa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:we looked at the coop pages based onthe size we wanted
    (i.e. Medium Coops). I am a very visual person (my husband designs out of his head!), but I had to be able to tell him what I wanted. I am still new to chickens myself (May 1, 2009) but I have found (even with our slightly smaller nest boxes), the chickens dont really care. It seems our girls just want to be out of the flow of traffic when they go lay an egg. HAVE FUN!!!
     
  4. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
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    I think that is a great idea. I do believe that ppl will still post questions without looking first but this would cut down on search time for those who look first. It would also help to compare design ideas and decide what would be best for the individual needs.
     
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