What about a coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ncCHICKS, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. ncCHICKS

    ncCHICKS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about a chicken coop makes it a good chicken coop?

    I am making plans for building a new coop this coming Summer in June. I really need good ideas, materials ect.
     
  2. dftkarin

    dftkarin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    easy to clean
    a lot of adjustable ventilation
    windows for light, warmth
    minimum 4 sq ft per bird
    secure against predators
    easy to clean

    I'm sure there are more things
     
  3. ncCHICKS

    ncCHICKS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It will hold about 6 chickens with a max of 9
     
  4. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    I like a coop that has a storage area connected to the coop for tools, food and medicine. Some people build two-room coops.

    I also like coops that have a place to gather the eggs from outside the coop. If you look at some of the BYC coop pages, you'll see what I'm talking about. A lot of people built nestboxes with outside access.

    If you can get electricity or water out to your coop, that is helpful, too. Electricity will allow you to have a light out there. Chickens need a lot of light in order to lay eggs year-round.
     

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