This is my coop I built with the help of my nephew. I will be more than happy to answer any questions.
I am currently raising 9 Delaware hens, 5 Silver Laced Wyandotte hens and 3 New Hampshire Red Roosters. I have hatched out one batch of sex link chicks, I sell the hens and raise the roosters for meat.
I add these plans and photos to give you ideas that will work for you, not necessarily as blueprints. This coop works great for me, but makes no provisions for cold weather, artificial light or hen brooding chicks. Also, this coop is 100% utilitarian with no concern for aesthetics. Of course I live on 15 acres in the middle of a National Forest, with no neighbors in sight. A little trim work and color or siding selection could make this sub-division worthy.
Sketch of the floor plan
Siding going up
Back of the nesting boxes
Front of the nesting boxes
One of the Delawares checking out the new nest
I made the roosts with trees I cut on the farm
The door between the storage area and the coop
The storage area
The chicken door, before the opener
The Arduino Uno, the brain of the automatic opener
Video of the coop
Video of the Arduino Opener in action
Video of the screw drive door
Schematic of the opener
Mudd Flapp Ranch Chicken Coop with automatic opener
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