Colbert Coop

By ColbertCoop, Apr 14, 2012 | Updated: Apr 16, 2012 | | |
  1. ColbertCoop
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    This is our first go with chickens, and we sure are enjoying it! We have 9 total (LB, BO, SLW, GSL, BSL, 2 RIR, and 2 BR).
    I got ideas on sizes and such from this site, of course, and also google images of coops. I drew up the plans, but we found someone locally to build it for us. He did such a great job!! Our coop is 8' x 6', with a roof slant of 6' to 4' for snowfall.
    Here are the completed photos:

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    The front wall has two screened windows that open for ventilation and provide lots of sunshine.

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    Top right- Vent window covered in hardwire
    Bottom right- Access door to the under roost area for me to clean
    Left- Access door to the four nesting boxes for eggs


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    The rear wall also has a vent window covered in hardwire

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    Top left- Vent window covered in hardwire. (Windows on all sides provide lots of airflow and sunshine)
    Bottom center- The chicken door to run area

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    The roost area is completely enclosed with hardwire to keep the girls from walking underneath and being pooped on. I think they appreciate that!

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    Four nesting boxes with roosting bars outside to help them get up there. Hi ladies ;)

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    Seperate pullout "tray" for me to keep under roost area clean

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    Found this waterer ad in Chickens magazine. At cheerychicks.com, it has nipples on bottom and easy to hang. Keeps water clean. The chicks figured it out right away, I was quite suprised.

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    Hanging feeder also, and the heat lamp is tucked in the corner with cords out of the way.

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    The attached run is also 8' x 6' with extended roof. The run is just while they are small and when we are not home. Our plan is to allow them to free range within a chain link area of our property when we are home. This was their first day outside and they just loved it! I pulled up a chair and watched for a long time, great entertainment!

    I just love our coop and chicks! I drew this up, but could never have done it without our builder, Jason of jasonschickencoops.com, located here in Spokane, WA. Great job Jason!!

    Thank you!

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  1. Bayhunter
    Nice syle. Make sure the heat lamp is secured so they cannot knock it down. I see some ideas for my new coop. Thanks for sharing.
  2. Stumpy
    Very, very nice!
  3. chicknadventure
  4. ColbertCoop
    Forgot to mention....my summer project is to paint it myself, fun!

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