*Updated pics* I Need ideas and advice for coop doors and windows please. We've converted a grapevin

wvchix

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Any ideas, pics, or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks! Here are more pics:


inside the unfinished nest box:


Siding started:


 

ChickenCanoe

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Put the pop door between the nests and the roosts so they don't have to track through feces on the way to lay.
Don't forget good ventilation, minimum of 1 sq. ft. per bird.
 

wvchix

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Put the pop door between the nests and the roosts so they don't have to track through feces on the way to lay.
Don't forget good ventilation, minimum of 1 sq. ft. per bird.

Great idea, thanks!

I was hoping to put the roost along the back wall and the pop door on the left wall toward the front. Will that work? I'm trying to decide if I should do one ore two doors on the front wall with widows in them?
 

wvchix

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Would 2 doors with built-in windows and hardware cloth be the best option?
 

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Todays progress with picture of last years coop in it!





How may doors/windows??? I was thinking two doors on the front with windows in them?? Any ideas?
 
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wvchix

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Trying to come up with ideas....exausting!!!
 

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I'm a novice, but I think you want at least one door and one window. I'm working on a coop somewhat larger than yours, and it won't have any windows--natural light will come through 2 fixed skylights. It will also have two doors (in addition to the chicken door), for cleaning and access purposes. I plan to use threaded carabiners on all door latches, to keep raccoons from opening them and both nesting boxes--we have a few raccoons in the area, and I've seen how ambidextrous they can be when wanting to get to a food source.
 

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Initially I made them 2 chickens wide so one wouldn't block the doorway but lately I started making mine pretty small like about 18" high, 12" wide.
 

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