donkeykongbeard

Don't need to be fancy

  • I was a little overwhelmed when I first started looking at coop designs online and looking at coops in the store. What I learned is this, it doesn't have to be fancy. Every thing but the chicken wire and nesting boxes are recycled materials. Its a simple 16 board frame(4 on top 4 on bottom and 4 upright holding it up) a wire floor, tin roof, and chicken wire sides. They were so happy and started laying within a week of being in there. You do have to be climate smart. I live in Texas were its even warm in winter. All I need for heat are 2 heat lamps in winter. I did eventually add to the coop. It looks a little hap hazard.because I just add more space where ever I can but what I'm trying to say is don't make it harder than it needs to be. Not everybody is a master carpenter, but don't worry about. Make your chickens safe warm dry and fed and they will be happy. Good luck and have fun!

Comments

To post comments, simply sign up and become a member!
  1. donkeykongbeard
  2. Keith
    Can you attach a picture of your coop please.