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Asked on May 14, 2019

How do I build a small predator proof chicken coop?

KayKathy Gunter LawLynn Sorrell
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Build a small predator proof chicken coopi live in a subdivision and I can have chickens but only need about four. I have attempted it before and just wasted $$& time. Help🐥thanks

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  • GrandmasHouseDIY
    on May 14, 2019

    Hi Kay, here's a simple idea I found on google image search. With only four chickens a dog house would work just fine. Short t-posts are inexpensive and easy to put into the ground and then you can use chicken wire to make your fence. To REALLY predator proof it, burying the chicken wire around it like a mat will keep anything from digging into your coop.

  • Lynn Sorrell
    on May 14, 2019

    here are videos you pick https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=diy+city+chicken+coops they lay 1 egg a day will you use 4 eggs a day; they need cool in hot summer and warmth in cold winters or they won't lay,certain chickens do much better in certain parts of the country/world depending on weather conditions

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on May 14, 2019

    High high did you build them off the ground? That is usually the issue. My son built some out of pallets but put them high enough that predators kept out.

  • Kay
    on May 14, 2019

    I did was a waste of time I surroundedit with bricks raccoons dug under them. I lost several pretty bad

  • Kay
    on May 14, 2019

    I have seen some built with pallets which look pretty good I may try them

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