Would it be dumb....

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by SarahFair, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. SarahFair

    SarahFair Songster

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    Would it be a dumb idea to put a coop up next to a pourch and against the house?

    A small 8x12 x3 foot high run containing a small coop with a hinged roof for cleaning and gathering eggs.
    The top of the run would be removable a in few places and fitted down by hinges. Would have a 2 foot door at the side to rake bedding out.
    It would be for 2 - 3 silkies.

    Got the idea to help keep weed eating down around here...
     

  2. morelcabin

    morelcabin Songster

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    For just a few silkies it should be fine:>) Now if you have 40 or so maybe you wouldn't like it so much, but your idea is fine!
     
  3. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Songster

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    It would be dumb to put a coop in the living room..

    You should be fine with that.. [​IMG]
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I suppose it depends on how often you clean the coop and run and how much you like the smell of chicken poo.
     

  5. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

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    Like Mahonri pointed out, it depends on how much you plan on cleaning the coop/run area. The chicken poo can be quite stinky, especially in warm weather and after a good rain.

    If you don't have a problem with keeping things good and clean, it shouldn't be a problem at all. [​IMG]
     
  6. SarahFair

    SarahFair Songster

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    Ya I plan to be able to just rake it out wagon it up and dump it off in the pile out back.
    Shouldnt take more than 8 mins the way I see it. [​IMG]
     
  7. ...and check your zoning regs, there may be a distance requirement...[​IMG]
     

  8. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

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  9. paddock36

    paddock36 Songster 9 Years

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    This might sound dumb but you might also want to check how the rain comes off your roof to the area you want the coop, So your chickens don't get soaked when it rains.
     

  10. SarahFair

    SarahFair Songster

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga

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