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post #41 of 46
Storage space and we still have room on both sides for two tier brooders.
post #42 of 46
Absolutely amazing! I love this so much... 1 day I'll have a log cabin ... And the chickens will too!!
post #43 of 46
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Originally Posted by cabinchicky View Post

Broody pen roughly 4'x4'

Nice!!

 

I'd drop that nest down as low as possible and maybe even remove the perch...so the babies can get in and out easier.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
post #44 of 46
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Originally Posted by alibraun View Post

pop door is made of 1/4" thick stainless steel scrap. channels are screwed into groves in both sides, bottom of door rests on top of floor joist channel. door weighs around 20 lbs n its a bit sharp, I have concerns of guillotine mishap here. automatic chicken door please Santa??
i just read your thread. What a great coop! Just curious, did you get your automatic pop door? We actually had an 'unfortunate' guillotine accident. It was pretty sad. Hopefully, you've put in your automatic door. Beautiful job on your coops.
post #45 of 46
aart, thank you for that height point. I am not sure yet the nesting box in the broody pen will stay the same. my adult cochin looked crowded in one, so we may use a crate/basket instead. Hope all is well with you and your flock!!
rides2far, no automatic chicken door still. I have the original guillotine we put in that the birds know the sound of and stay clear of it. 10 lbs of stainless steel can really hurt ones toes, my toes mostly. have had the door freeze shut in winter with bedding matter and the poo so kick kick kick.Have not hit a bird lowering ot but a few close calls.The new coop has wood pop up doors for now that are screwed shut until the run is done.
Edited by cabinchicky - 7/25/15 at 5:21am
post #46 of 46
I forgot we added to the run! New run space is 25'x8' with a 6'x10'leg for a broody hen or timeout space for a roo. It is added on to my current run and the two flocks are being kept apart but close enough to peck or watch each other.
Edited by cabinchicky - 11/29/15 at 11:47am
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