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Coop Hotel

By coupdetat, Jul 2, 2013 | Updated: Feb 19, 2014 | | |
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    The coop dimensions are 4' (L) x 3' (W) x 4' (H) with 4x4 posts to support the coop two feet above the ground. The frame is made of treated 2x4s and OSB walls. On top of the OSB is plywood siding.

    The covered run is 9' x 12' and has 'play sand' ground cover. The roof is constructed of plywood with roofing felt and corrugated metal and run frame is made of treated 2x4s and 1x4s for the chicken-size and man-size doors.

    There is also a rabbit hutch in the chicken run and a ladder/tunnel that allows the rabbits to go to a run under the chicken coop. The coops and runs are independent of each other. The two rabbits that live in there are Mini-Rex and Holland Lop.

    Installed Linoleum on the floor to help cleaning out the litter through these doors

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    There are 3 nest boxes to gather eggs from. They extend out about 1.5' or so...

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    Here is the chicken-sized door... for access to free ranging in the yard...[​IMG]

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    Plan on using this timer and lights in the winter time when there is less daylight.

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    Adding a roof that's not flat keeps the chickens off of it:
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    For the nesting box roof, we used a piece of torch down roofing material (which is flexible) and strip of flashing at the hinge point to prevent leaks. I got a metal latch at a local feed store to hold the nest box door open.

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    Un-treated 2x4s for the roosts. There are two 4' boards resting on 2x2 cross supports.

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    There is a Big Green Egg smoker BBQ nearby (not for them), but might give them nightmares [​IMG]

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    The top vent and bottom window below are made of hardware cloth. The window in the middle (at roost level) above the wood "awning" is made of plexiglass, so there won't be a draft directly across the roost.

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  1. Stumpy
    Looks great!
  2. TwoCrows
    Very nice!
  3. coupdetat
  4. chicksbunsdog
    Cute little rabbit tunnel. Nice job!

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