What makes a coop a coop?

jwehl

Crowing
Nov 3, 2020
3,682
11,161
383
Atlanta GA
I actually suddenly believe its 3.5 of the walls are mesh haha. Idk it's under 2 trees and fairly shady but not dark dark. And then the roosting is above the mesh walls in the peak of the roof. I should take pictures. why am I not just taking pictures?
 

Acre4Me

Free Ranging
Nov 12, 2017
5,413
14,487
747
Western Ohio
I think “coop” is just the general term to refer to where chickens are housed, in whatever manner. Nothing else is associated with coop but chickens really. Other birds use aviaries. Large animals are in barns or sheds, small animals use a cage or hutch. So, to me it is less about what it’s constructed of or looks like, it’s just associated with chickens.
 

black_cat

🌻human disaster🌻
Premium Feather Member
May 21, 2020
11,316
34,063
786
Connecticut
I actually suddenly believe its 3.5 of the walls are mesh haha. Idk it's under 2 trees and fairly shady but not dark dark. And then the roosting is above the mesh walls in the peak of the roof. I should take pictures. why am I not just taking pictures?
I should have just drawn you a picture.
1606346741665.png

Now we pretend my 'new wall' line is straight, and my handwriting is neat.
 

jwehl

Crowing
Nov 3, 2020
3,682
11,161
383
Atlanta GA
also this whole coop is un-reinforced chicken wire because I didnt build it but it seems like so much work to predator proof it atm.
 

black_cat

🌻human disaster🌻
Premium Feather Member
May 21, 2020
11,316
34,063
786
Connecticut
also this whole coop is un-reinforced chicken wire because I didnt build it but it seems like so much work to predator proof it atm.
If you were to undergo the project of dividing it, you may as well replace or cover the chicken wire with welded wire or hardware cloth. I'd go for HC, though.
 

black_cat

🌻human disaster🌻
Premium Feather Member
May 21, 2020
11,316
34,063
786
Connecticut
where your blue and red overlap, left half pretty much.
May I present to you my very fancy redesigns....
1606347592160.png

1606347674216.png

That may not be where the pop door actually is, but it's to illustrate that you could put the wall right next to it. Another option: Enlarge the current run around the side like this:
1606347761073.png

Or in whatever size/ way you need to shift any addition around.
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom