This Place Is Incredible!!!


9 Years
Jun 14, 2010
Southern Ohio
Wow! I've been browsing for several hours and I'm learnin' a lesson a minute! What a great resource! You people rock!

It's been about 50 years since I helped my Grandpa with his chickens. Now that I'm retired, I have the time and space to care for a few, and grandkids of my own to share the experience with. My wife and I are planning on raising chicks next spring. We have a spot picked out for a coop and run. I've been looking at designs and reading about design considerations. So far, the plan is for a half dozen hens (probably RIRs or Rocks) and a rooster(?) in a small coop on 2' stilts attached to a 20' x 12' run. We live in the woods by a creek and have about every kind of wild critter who makes a livin' in these parts hangin' around close -- coons, hawks, eagles, owls, foxes, skunks, possums and snakes, to name a few of the less chicken-friendly ones. So, security is an issue. I have time to plan and build.

I'll ask my construction questions in the Coop Forum.

Thanks again for being here and sharing your collective expertise.


Morning Gem Farm
11 Years
Oct 3, 2008
east central Ohio
Yes, it is incredible.


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