Where to build chicken coup

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by titanic, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. titanic

    titanic New Egg

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    We are getting ready to build a chicken coup and there are several
    areas we are considering. We have a 3 acre farm pond that will be
    nearby and our question is will the run off from cleaning the coop do any harm to the pond. The pond is full of fish and turtles.
     
  2. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    yes...you can sky rocket the nitrates which will cause an algae bloom which then dies and sucks the oxygen out of the pond and all the creatures in it die...on the bright side I would be more than willing to let you build it in my yard! [​IMG]

    by the way [​IMG]
     
  3. titanic

    titanic New Egg

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    I get the picture. [​IMG]
     
  4. congdon476

    congdon476 GaLLiNa LOcA

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    Not next to a window you open a lot. [​IMG]
     
  5. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    Depending on your area's rainfall and type of soil and ground cover...you shouldn't have too much trouble...just don't build it straight uphill from it...or like right next to it...fairly loose soil ample grass and no issues! Best of luck! I am jealous of the pond...kinda dry here
     
  6. Brian

    Brian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Algae will take over the pond. Count on it.
     
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  8. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    On the other hand, if it is at all hilly there, it does need to be on an elevated spot, as moisture in the coop is a real problem for chickens. We hauled dirt and raised the coop site about 6", and I wish we had raised it higher.
     

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