Chicken Coop Plans

Discussion in 'Livestock' started by Battly, Oct 9, 2008.

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  1. Battly

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    Does anybody have some links to sites that include chicken coop plans? I would like to start building one out in my yard.
     

  2. gds

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    Buy you a copy of " Mother Earth news" or look at there website. Lots of useful info.
     
  3. TechAdmin

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    How large does a chicken coop need to be bare minimum?
     
  4. guyfour

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    It should be around 6 feet long, 3 feet tall, 2 feet deep. You could probably find big enough wiring to just bend it all into a big square then cut a door and bend some wire for hinges and one piece of wire to hold it closed without even having to purchase wood or build a frame as long as you can bend a good large box and have some plyers to connect the sides together.
     
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  6. TechAdmin

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    Great link. Backwoods Home is a great magazine! Always reading their articles.
     
  7. dunappy

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    depends on how many chickens you plan on putting in it.

     
  8. TrailWalker

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  9. cowboy

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    Super nice site TrailWalker :)
     
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  13. guyfour

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    Just make a wooden frame about 6 foot long by 4 feet high by 4 feet deep, cover it with chicken wire, fill it with straw... make sure its propped off the ground of course... and have a wooden door with a wire to close it or hook...

    Put golf balls in the nests to stop snakes
     
  14. EvilTOJ

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    How do golf balls stop snakes? I thought golf balls are so the pullets know where to nest when they start laying eggs.
     
  15. The_Blob

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    that's what I thought they were for too... maybe the snakes try to eat them & 'learn' that the shiny round white things aren't edible?... idk
     
  16. JCfans

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    From what I have been told if you have a problem with snakes eating your eggs you should put a golf ball in the nesting box. The snake will eat the golf ball and die because they can't pass it.
     
  17. The_Blob

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    why wouldn't they just regurgitate it? snakes barf all the time (well, as often as they eat anyways)

    but then again, snakes really aren't that smart
     
  18. JCfans

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    Yea it would make sense that they would barf it up but maybe it would get stuck in their throat. I don't know if it would really work or not. I am going on second hand info.
     
  19. SurvivalNut

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    Golf Balls

    Snakes will eat golf balls, just ask someone who works at a golf course. And yes, they don't pass them. It's a hole in one.