the coop I hope to build

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Corey NC, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. Corey NC

    Corey NC Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    I want to build a new coop and put some bantams in it. The coop part would be 4 x 8 and the run would be 8 x 10, how many chickens could I fit in there with free ranging only with supervision. If you have any questions please ask. (please excuse my drawings I am not very artistic)


  2. cookiesdaddy

    cookiesdaddy Songster

    Apr 13, 2007
    California Bay Area
    Very nice drawing Corey, and great lay out too.

    I'm a newbie myself, still building my first coop. But from what I understand, you may want to raise the nest off the coop floor, making it less convenient for your hens to walk in there and sleep / poop in it. But you may have a problem because your coop floor is raised so high already and you don't want to climb a ladder everytime you collect eggs!

    Also make sure there's easy access for cleaning the coop.

    For what it's worth, from a newbie. I'm looking forward to hear comments from the experts out there.
  3. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator

    Looks great! You'll love the raised floor in your coop to get at eggs, etc.

    Taks lots of pictures as you build so we can add them to the site when you're all done!

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