What would you put in your ideal coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Country Gal, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. Country Gal

    Country Gal Songster

    Feb 2, 2007
    Capac, MI
    I just got into chickens last year and did NOT expect to get addicted like I have! I originally built a relatively small and simple coop and run.

    For my birthday this year, my husband got me a book on building chicken coops. I guess this means that he's forgiven me for making him build last year's coop and he's ready for another carpentry project???

    Anyways, I'm trying to think of what my ideal chicken coop would be and I'm looking for ideas so I don't leave out anything important...

    So far, I know I need to greatly increase size. I also want it to be divided into multiple sections so I can have younger chickens in the same building with the older chickens before integrating them. (I hatched a bunch of eggs in the fall, and my husband was NOT happy spending the winter with our garage full of chickens!) I will also keep a rake and shovel in the coop, and some kind of food storage area.

    What would you put in your ideal coop???
  2. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    What would you put in your ideal coop???

    Chickens [​IMG]
  3. cluckychick

    cluckychick Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    I went to Sutherlands today and purchased an 8x12 wooden shed that my DH and I are gonna build and make into a chicken coop. I'm hoping it will be big enough for chicks (17). If not he'll have to add on to it, lol.
  4. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    if you want 2 or 3 sections.id build a 24 by 24.that way you can have 2 by 24s or 3 8 by24 areas.how meny chickens you want to max out at.in ea section you could have 50 hens.
  5. Gindee77

    Gindee77 Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    QCA, Illinois
    I'd put a space where you can sit and watch your chickens. I love doing that! [​IMG]

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