Chicken coop; wood vs tin

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Chicken coop; wood vs tin

Post by lifeflower » 08 Dec 2015, 09:47

I am looking at setting up a new chicken area, and putting the kid's rabbits (flemish giants) in the old coop. I am debating between building a wooden plywood type and the Qiq Fix fowl house that is sold at Bunnings Warehouse. It is similar to a tin garden shed, however I live in chch so was wondering if cold may be a problem with them, even if I cover some of the mesh windows..tai game dua xe

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Re: Chicken coop; wood vs tin

Post by Henwife » 09 Dec 2015, 08:39

I would be far more concerned about heat than cold, but not knowing where you live, have no idea of your weather conditions. With it's back to the wind, and in adequate shade, it could be OK and certainly predator proof at night or on occasions when they need to be kept in. Chicken dislike wet (well most chicken), so a big open area might need some protection.
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Re: Chicken coop; wood vs tin

Post by MamaOwl » 07 Jan 2016, 17:54

Hmm it's not exactly cosy is it? They have to sleep in the 'open' almost... nothing to hide behind, nowhere to lay eggs, I'm not too keen on that shed.. looks more like an aviary for breeding budgies or something.
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