High Rise Southern Coop

  1. Darklingstorm
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    Measurements:
    Ground to floor: 2'
    Floor to ceiling: 4'
    Wall to Wall: 8' X 8'

    Amenities:
    2 large doors for cleaning access
    6 Vent windows (2 that are left open all year)
    6 nest boxes that accessible from the outside
    2 step roost.

    Changes made since pictures taken:
    1. fenced off 3 of the nest boxes and added an outside fan to keep the coop cooler in the extreme heat.
    2. Moved the location of and improved ramp for access to coop and to accommodate future fully enclosed run.
    3. Removed feeder and waterer to outside of coop

    Future changes:
    1. Removing 2 step roost bars
    2. Adding a single lower roost bar and adding a poop board underneath it.
    3. Making a more secure mounting area for fan.

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  1. Erin~TheChickenLover
    It looks very nice! I think you made a wise decision on how to build it. If it was mostly open, besides what you mentioned, rain would blow in. I love the large size of it as well!
  2. Darklingstorm
    Some people ask why did I build a box instead of a mostly open (wired) coop while living in such hot weathered area. The answer is simple "Tornado Alley". No the coop wouldn't stand a chance against a tornado but the solid walls will protect my flock from high winds. flying debris (like falling branches), side-way blowing rain and hail. Lets not forget the ice storms we get here in Oklahoma too. Ice can bring down a tree and I.M.O. a wire wall would not hold under the pressure.

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