Decacoup

  1. DecaCoups
    I posted my 5 sided design in the Old Barn look about 6 months ago. If 5 is good 10 must be better. While I like the look of cedar, it shrinks and leaves gaps. I've swithced to Hardie soffit for siding. I tried galvanized metal and it looked like a rocket ship. I continue to use cedar for one of the doors and and the trim surrounding the doors.

    - Ten Sided Structure
    - 4 bird house for larger breeds
    - 5 1/2 feet Tall
    - 12 sqft of Floor space in house and 12 sqft of ground under Cage
    - 50" Diameter - Fits thru 48 inch gate by removing 2 Roof Panels
    - 14"x15"x17 1/2" Nest Box
    - over 6' of Roost in Coop
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    - Coop is light enough to move about yet certainly heavy enough it won't blow around
    - Near round design makes it easier to move
    - Lift the Coop with either the handle or the Nest Box and rotate to a new spot
    - Galvanized Steel Roof and Floor for easy clean-up
    - Ventilation Cap
    - Cage underneath Coop with Roost accessed by letting down Ramp
    - Re-Tractable Ramp for extra security
    - 2 Cage Gates Front & Rear - one for people one for birds
    - Hasp & Spring Clip Closures on All openings
    - Coop Door has Plexi-Glass Window for winter and 1"x2" welded wire grate for summer
    - Fits in back of full size pickup bed with tailgate closed

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    Run
    - 5'x8'
    - 42 sqft of toal Run space w/ Coop Cage
    - Run surrounds 4 sides of Coop
    - 1"x2" Welded Wire
    - 6' of shaded Roost
    - Cage underneath Coop opens into Run
    - Run is sturdy and yet easy to move

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    Here is the 2 story which doubles the floor space and has 2 nests so I can double to 8 full size hens. The pictures yellowed out using a flash. I just didn't want to move it outside for pictures. This house in not completely finished. I need to put a window in the understory.

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    This one has 20 square feet of floor space with similar accoutraments. Side width is ~19".

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    Thanks for letting me share my coups. Now if we can just get the city ordinances changed, we could start with baby Rhode Island Red chicks in the spring. Thanks for letting me share my coups.

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  1. lwiese58
    What's the ordinance status?
  2. plund
    So you built this on spec so to speak, very nice. I love the octagonal design & the metal work is fantastic. Good job and good luck with the ordinance.
  3. LeslieDJoyce
    These are lovely!

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