What should my coop consist of???

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Kristi2chickens, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. Kristi2chickens

    Kristi2chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    What should my coop consist of??? Should I put linoleum on the floor or keep it wooden??? I don't really understand the ventilation... If I have openings above them(with wire covering)wouldn't rain and snow and things like that get inside the coop??? For a pen, would I just use wire and wood??? I'm basing my coop off of Hinkel Haus.:D Thanks!!!
     
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  2. WCHomestead

    WCHomestead Out Of The Brooder

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    Our coop has the ventilation slots and windows covered with wire and the rood, so no rain or snow gets in. We have two runs that are both made with wire fencing and chicken wire around on the bottom 3 feet or so (to keep said birds from sticking their heads out of the fence). The floor of our coop is plywood with a thick layer of wood chips.
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    Hope this helps!
     
  3. Kristi2chickens

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    Thank you very much!!! This helps me out!!! I still don't know how rain and snow wouldn't get in the ventilation slots... Sorry... Where would I put them???
     
  4. WCHomestead

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    Mine are above the windows and up under the awning of the roof. Never had an issue with rain or snow.
     
  5. Chickenshoe

    Chickenshoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have window shutters.. close em up when "fowl" weather :). we are making our own windows by dado (ing) out 2x4s, sliding plexiglass in, hardware cloth on inside as screen.... floors, plywood and cover that with linoleum, wood chips/ straw...
     
  6. Chickenshoe

    Chickenshoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    forgot to mention, hinges on top of windows, swing open, hold with stick or chain...
     
  7. Kristi2chickens

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    Okay, thank you very much!!!
     
  8. Kristi2chickens

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    Thanks!!! This helps!!!:D
     
  9. Kristi2chickens

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    Kk, thanks!!!:)
     

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