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#1 Posted : Friday, December 18, 2009 3:35:50 PM
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Hi All,

I just registered, and look forward to learning many new things from this site =)

My first question to the forum, is in regards to a property I recently purchased, and one of it's lean-to buildings.  I am thinking I'd like to try my hand at having a few chickens / hens ( up to 12? ), and wonder if this could be worked into a decent chicken coop?

It's concrete block, has a door, has (3) window /  vent spaces, and measures approx 10' x 14'.

I'll try to include a photo with this post.

I'm a city girl that has no experience, but am willing to learn!

I'm seeking advice on design & layout, ideas, etc.  I plan to fence this in ~ just not sure how big of a space yet.  Would also like to think about re-doing the roof so it has some passive solar qualities?  The door in the photo shows the south side of the building. 

Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you in advance!

#2 Posted : Friday, December 18, 2009 3:35:50 PM
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Don't see why it wouldn't!  I would paint the inside white to reflect more light and add a covered run to keep the chickens in and predators out.  Make sure that you bury the fence around the edges to keep anything from digging in.  Does it have electricity?  Where are you located? (The state, not your address.  Just for a reference on your climate...)  Any ideas on what kind of chickens you would like and where you plan to get them?

One note of warning:  Poultry are ADDICTIVE!  You get a few, then want a few more, then...  

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