waterer and feeder placement and ramp design

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Aero, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. Aero

    Aero Out Of The Brooder

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    Chicks are still in brooder and coop is mostly done. I wanted to have my waterer and automatic feeder hanging under the coop, but as I watch the rain come down(this is Pacific NW and not rare) I wonder if my chicks maybe will not want to leave the henhouse and get wet to go under to get food and water. The interior of the hen house is 3' x4' for three hens and not too much space to have food and water inside.

    Should I build a covered ramp that doubles back and exits under the henhouse?
    Am I over-worrying?[​IMG]
     
  2. Rowzy

    Rowzy Out Of The Brooder

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    Is the coop already built? Will the feeder and waterer be in an inclosed area? I would just make the coop bigger if it all possible at this point. After all you may catch the chicken-fever. [​IMG]
     
  3. Aero

    Aero Out Of The Brooder

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    the hen house is built and in an enclosed 8'x30' run. It is possible to expand the henhouse, though I doubt I will get more hens ,much as I might want I live inside city limits and three is my max. I made a storage area that is also covered and possible to convert.

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  4. Aero

    Aero Out Of The Brooder

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    something like this
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