The Lay Inn
Country Club Cottage
Ladies don't be jealous (LOL). For our anniversary my hubby built me a coop. The crown jewel is a automatic dusk to dawn door, love it!
The coop inside is 4'X8' the covered run is 10'X10'. The six nest are located on the outside and have sliders that allow for cleaning them.
The roost has a poop board below that collects most of the poop. I will keep it coated with horse stall freshener. It drops down on one side to assist with the cleaning. The clean out door located on the back of the coop is three feet from the compost pile. Gotta love that.
Youtube has been a wealth of information as well as this site for ideas on DIY waters and feeders. We went with the poultry nipples for water with a pipe heater insulated to outside of the bucket. The feeder and water can be accessed from the outside of the run.
We have 10 pullets four weeks old two each of Rhode Island Reds, Plymouth Rocks, Buff Orpingtons, Easter Eggers and Golden wyandottes.
I love them all almost as much as I love my sweet hubby who humors me for my love of chickens.
The window lifts for more ventilation.
Automatic dusk to dawn door
Water and Feed fill from outside of run. We think we are predator proof, fingers are crossed.
Dinner and a show. I think watching chickens is far more entertaining than a fish tank, agree?
Feeder water from inside of run, stool for little chicks to reach nipples for now
Close up of the automatic door
Names of the chicks
Nest looking in from outside
View of nest from outside