Two Story Duck and Chicken Coop- Will it work?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by rebecky1305, May 11, 2010.

  1. rebecky1305

    rebecky1305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have five pullets in a 5x5 coop that is on stilts 2' off the ground. I am getting two khaki campbell ducklings. They will share the same run, but I'm not sure about sharing the coop as its kind of small. Was wondering about boarding up the bottom to make a shelter for the ducks. Any ideas?
     
  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It would work, but I don't know how you would clean it. If you can figure that part out, I say go for it.
     
  3. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    I had thought about building one sort of like that.
    I figured if I could make one about 6 ft tall and 4x6 then divide the top and bottom it would be excellent for ducks on one side with a pen and chickens on the other with their own pen. The chickens could have a ramp to go up into the higher one and ducks could just have a door to go in the bottom part.
    However, I am old and hate getting down low enough to get to the eggs.[​IMG]

    If you do decide to do that put down 4" concrete blacks for a floor and put a lot of hay in there. Make the entire wall open up so you can rake it out then scoop up the old bedding into a wheelbarrow or something. Still have to crawl in for eggs though.
     
  4. rebecky1305

    rebecky1305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nadine, that's kinda what I had in mind. And I don't mind getting down low to get the eggs. Thanks for the advice.
     

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