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Opinions on chicken coop layout?

17 years ago

We are building a chicken coop that is 12 feet long by 6 feet wide, with a window in each end, and a door and two windows along one side.

It's going to house 5 grown chickens immediately, and we are getting 24 eggs to hatch ourselves.

We got the waferboard roof on yesterday, in the snow, and still need to get the windows that we scrounged attached. The metal roofing will have to wait until we can dig it out of the snow. We have one more day to get this done, and are going in circles about where to place what. No time to build a pit for droppings, this time.

Can I have some opinions please? Where would you put the nesting boxes? Where would you put perches? Feeder, waterer?

I was thinking nest boxes directly in front of the door, and then perches to the left, feed/water to the right. My husband thinks we should put perches on both ends.


Here is a link that might be useful: Photo of the coop (so far)

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