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Hendon Eggstate

By Habibs Hens, Aug 29, 2012 | | |
  1. Habibs Hens
    I designed and made this coop from the ground up i really enjoyed making it

    i will start with a Video and then some pictures explaining it



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    The first thing was to make a Base from 4x2 timber. I layed Ply on the top of teh timber on coop area then the OSB Floor and then more ply on top (6mm) this was to water proof the floor from bottom and top

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    I made a run from 44x18mm wood and 1' Galv mesh screwed together in panels so it can be flat packed

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    The run has a door to go in and out and i also integrated a trough feeder made by me again

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    The nest boxes where made by removing section of the cladding on the back wall and making a frame first them screwing 12mm ply to it and giving me 6 sections. pleatny for my chicken

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    i also made a mesh ventilation for them which is in a perfect location

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    The automatic watering sytem goes all round teh coop and on teh run using 14mm OD and 10mm ID pipe and a large header tank

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    The inside of the coop has had section into it for diferent birds, 2 cock pens, a chick brooder and a broody hen pen

    with 3 perches, 1 still needs to be added and a poop board

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    The broody pen abd chick brooder are at the back wall. The chick pen is wide enough for me to put a ecoglow20 chick brooder lamp into it and allow them to brood from day old

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    The Cockrel pens are 55cm high so large fowl should have no issues in there

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    the ramp and the perches are all removable so that i can open the door of the second cock pen and that worked out really well for me


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    Dunno what else to add or say here but im sure i have forgotten loads, I hope you have enjoyed my coop, its not the best or brilliant in any way but for me not only is it perfect but its was made by me and that makes me all the more proud of it. and my chicken love it

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  1. sara213
    That is a really nice! good setup. I'm thinking your rooster probably thinks of you as competition with his hens. Possibly....and for that reason he crows when ever you are around.
  2. Overoberyl
    Love the video! Great setup.
  3. Dawna
    I really enjoyed your video. You have some great ideas. I liked your idea about the feeder and the automatic watering. I started out using the watering cans you can buy at the store, but they had too many draw backs. I've tried using the nipples on the bottom of the bucket, but the older chickens didn't take to it and it was hard finding a good place to hang it. Right now I have a hose hanging over a 4 inch high pan that they all like, also because of the heat here in Texas they like to stand in it. So it needs cleaned out, but it is easy and quick to do
  4. chicksbunsdog
    Loved the video! Thanks for sharing. I'd also like an automatic waterer but really don't have much of an idea of how to build it. For now, I bought some chicken nipples and installed them on the bottom of a bucket which I'll hang in the run. Nice job!
  5. Brookliner
    Excellent! I am going to install automatic watering in my new coop and retrofit my old coop. Clean water is a must.

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