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Where to build a coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by gogododo, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. gogododo

    gogododo Out Of The Brooder

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    Hands down the toughest decision when getting chickens is where to put the coop?

    Do i put it near the garden so they can clean it out for me?

    Do i put it under a grove of spruce trees so they are closer to the house and more protected from flying predators?

    Do i put them on that little hillside that i don't really have any other use for?

    How did you decide where to put your flock?


    Tom
     
  2. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not sure where you live or what your summers are like, but I vote shade!!!!
     
  3. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    put it under a grove of spruce trees so they are closer to the house and more protected from flying predators
     
  4. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote next to the garden. I suggest you make your garden twice as big as you need, then divide it into two sections. Alternate each year with the chickens in one side and the garden in the other, then switch each year. I vote for making it as easy on you as possible. Each operation is a feeding one, both the chickens and the garden. By combining them you have them feed each other and save you half the work of each.
     
  5. NorthestGeorgia14

    NorthestGeorgia14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could make a tractor coop. Here is one .. You can move it all around your yard .
     

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