The coop I'm planing on.ˇ

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by reidymikenewbie, Apr 19, 2012.

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  1. reidymikenewbie

    reidymikenewbie In the Brooder

    Apr 18, 2012

  2. marlo1968

    marlo1968 Songster

    Mar 31, 2012
    Lorenzo, TX
    Looks like a very nice coop, gave me an idea to make one larger like this, I love the look of the traditional barn
  3. Kikiriki

    Kikiriki Songster

    May 26, 2011
    Central Florida
    Very sharp! I think I need to do some decorative paint on mine...I just slapped on white because I had planty and needed to get the wood sealed, but man is it stark looking!

    The only problem I see is there is a lack of ventilation. From what I've seen in researching, even cold climates need a large vent area to prevent chicken lung damage from the ammonia in waste. 1 square foot per chicken, is what I read, even though that sounds like quite a lot to me!

    If you cover the vent with hardware cloth, you can always use a sheet magnet to block it or partially block it (they are inexpensive, and you can even paint a design on them!) You could also incorporate a ridge vent with that design.

    Good luck, and keep posting with your progress!

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