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post #1 of 8
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I have designed a couple different coops for my guineas! Tell me what you thing about them and how they could be better!
Also if you have any plans that you have made up feel free to post them!

This coop would be for my free range flock for when I put them up for the winter.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/102830_coop.jpg

This coop would be for my breeding stock and the barn would also be used as a mini hatchery for all of my keets that I am going to try to hatch and sell next season!
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/102830_guinea_coop.png


Please tell me any thoughts you have and if you have any cool ideas!!
Thanks,
Ashley

HI, I'm Ashley, I'm 18 years old and I am the owner of almost 60 critters!-18 chickens--8 Indian Runner Ducks--1 Horse--3 Pygmy Goats--1 Peacock--About 20 Guineas.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6
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HI, I'm Ashley, I'm 18 years old and I am the owner of almost 60 critters!-18 chickens--8 Indian Runner Ducks--1 Horse--3 Pygmy Goats--1 Peacock--About 20 Guineas.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6
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post #2 of 8

EGGcellent work flow and access.  Lots of space indoors and outdoors.   

Sigh .... i wish I had a barn.  Katee would love a house of her own...

deb always learning

 

I don't have help at my place except the goats....  Well um they are just company you cant turn your back on.... more like hyper active neighbor kids coming to see what your doing..... Well they aren't much help at all.... Oh well.

Water management discussion   Water management link list 

Coop rebuild  

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deb always learning

 

I don't have help at my place except the goats....  Well um they are just company you cant turn your back on.... more like hyper active neighbor kids coming to see what your doing..... Well they aren't much help at all.... Oh well.

Water management discussion   Water management link list 

Coop rebuild  

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post #3 of 8

Have you considered having the coop doors up high near the roof.  We did that for our guineas and they absolutely love it.  We also placed perches made out of tree limbs in the coop up so they could walk from the perch into the coop.  Now that the weather has warmed up they like to spend time nestling down on the run floor when I call them in, but as soon as dusk comes they fly up to the perch and then walk into the coop from there.  The top door is the only entry to the coop.  We got our six as adults so I think they liked the high door as it made them feel more secure when they first moved in.

post #4 of 8
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I like the idea of having branches for roosting poles!
Thanks for the ideas.
Doesn't anyone have any plans that they make up??? I make up plans for all different kinds of coops and barns all the time lol!
Oh well, post them if you have any.
Thanks!

HI, I'm Ashley, I'm 18 years old and I am the owner of almost 60 critters!-18 chickens--8 Indian Runner Ducks--1 Horse--3 Pygmy Goats--1 Peacock--About 20 Guineas.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6
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HI, I'm Ashley, I'm 18 years old and I am the owner of almost 60 critters!-18 chickens--8 Indian Runner Ducks--1 Horse--3 Pygmy Goats--1 Peacock--About 20 Guineas.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6
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post #5 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by GuineaLady93 

I like the idea of having branches for roosting poles!
Thanks for the ideas.
Doesn't anyone have any plans that they make up??? I make up plans for all different kinds of coops and barns all the time lol!
Oh well, post them if you have any.
Thanks!


OK here is mine made of dog Kennel panels either twelve feet long or six feet long.  ONly the six foot long ones have doors.
plan view
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/72852_big_coop_3.jpg
view from people entrance point of view
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/72852_big_coop_2.jpg
view from run direction
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/72852_big_coop.jpg
The coop areas without nest boxes are Guinea designated.

Each will have its own run.

The main Aisle is for my access to feed water and collect eggs.

I created this in Solid Works a solid modeling software .... a high end software that I could download to a machinest and he could actually make the parts with it.

deb always learning

 

I don't have help at my place except the goats....  Well um they are just company you cant turn your back on.... more like hyper active neighbor kids coming to see what your doing..... Well they aren't much help at all.... Oh well.

Water management discussion   Water management link list 

Coop rebuild  

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deb always learning

 

I don't have help at my place except the goats....  Well um they are just company you cant turn your back on.... more like hyper active neighbor kids coming to see what your doing..... Well they aren't much help at all.... Oh well.

Water management discussion   Water management link list 

Coop rebuild  

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post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 

perchie.girl :

Quote:
Originally Posted by GuineaLady93 

I like the idea of having branches for roosting poles!
Thanks for the ideas.
Doesn't anyone have any plans that they make up??? I make up plans for all different kinds of coops and barns all the time lol!
Oh well, post them if you have any.
Thanks!


OK here is mine made of dog Kennel panels either twelve feet long or six feet long.  ONly the six foot long ones have doors.
plan view
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/72852_big_coop_3.jpg
view from people entrance point of view
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/72852_big_coop_2.jpg
view from run direction
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/72852_big_coop.jpg
The coop areas without nest boxes are Guinea designated.

Each will have its own run.

The main Aisle is for my access to feed water and collect eggs.

I created this in Solid Works a solid modeling software .... a high end software that I could download to a machinest and he could actually make the parts with it.


That looks nice! I like it!

HI, I'm Ashley, I'm 18 years old and I am the owner of almost 60 critters!-18 chickens--8 Indian Runner Ducks--1 Horse--3 Pygmy Goats--1 Peacock--About 20 Guineas.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6
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HI, I'm Ashley, I'm 18 years old and I am the owner of almost 60 critters!-18 chickens--8 Indian Runner Ducks--1 Horse--3 Pygmy Goats--1 Peacock--About 20 Guineas.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6
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post #7 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by GuineaLady93 

This coop would be for my breeding stock and the barn would also be used as a mini hatchery for all of my keets that I am going to try to hatch and sell next season!
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/102830_guinea_coop.png


I LOVE this design!
Once you get done bulding yours come build me one! wink

~Steven
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~Steven
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post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ducklover1 
Quote:
Originally Posted by GuineaLady93 

This coop would be for my breeding stock and the barn would also be used as a mini hatchery for all of my keets that I am going to try to hatch and sell next season!
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/102830_guinea_coop.png


I LOVE this design!
Once you get done bulding yours come build me one! wink


Thanks, I really like this one too. I get on the paint thing on the computer and try different designs all the time.
It will be a while before I can get this build. I will have to save my money up again before I can even think about building it.


Edited by GuineaLady93 - 10/31/11 at 5:28am
HI, I'm Ashley, I'm 18 years old and I am the owner of almost 60 critters!-18 chickens--8 Indian Runner Ducks--1 Horse--3 Pygmy Goats--1 Peacock--About 20 Guineas.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6
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HI, I'm Ashley, I'm 18 years old and I am the owner of almost 60 critters!-18 chickens--8 Indian Runner Ducks--1 Horse--3 Pygmy Goats--1 Peacock--About 20 Guineas.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6
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