Ark/Coop Advice please

(5 Posts)
bigpaws Thu 25-Oct-12 04:52:48

I have bought this starter coop in preparation for my 3 ex-bats arriving. I have built it - looks great and solid. Problem is, the design doesn't have a pop hole (?) to close at night.

This is the design, so must be Ok. Just wanted reassurance from other chicken keepers using a similar ark. Hope my link works......

http://chickenhuts.co.uk/chicken-coops/starter-coop.html

PrettyPrinceofDarkness Thu 25-Oct-12 10:18:48
bigpaws Thu 25-Oct-12 22:06:26

Thank you for doing that link for me.

Any advice? Does that ark appear OK without the need for a pop-hole? Don't want my chucks getting draughty (or caught out by Mr Fox)

VivaLeBeaver Thu 25-Oct-12 22:08:43

I never use the pop hole door on my hen ose so don't worry about the cold.

Fox? Depends how likely a fox in your garden is. That won't be fox proof unless on slabs.

PrettyPrinceofDarkness Fri 26-Oct-12 05:18:58

I'm getting ducks in the next few weeks so didn't post as duck needs are a bit different to chickens and I thought there'd be someone far more knowledgable than me.

If you're worried about foxes, then would it be possible to add a door to the pop hole? Just a simple piece of board that's bolted on? Might be tricky with the access though.

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