My Aussie Summer Prepared Coop!

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This is my coop. Built for aussie summers the whole front is completely open. The roosts are quite high so the girls will get a breeze in summer and the hot air rizing in winter. Not that our winters are very cold (I have never seen the snow) . My main materials are cement fibre sheeting, treated timber and aviary mesh. Dad and me built the coop and I designed and built the nest boxes myself. The roosts are made from old curtain rods. The roof is poly carb plastic roof sheeting. We bought most of the materials except the roosts and the paved floor. The owner of the house before us left a mass of bricks piled up against the shed and we ocasionally use them.
they prefer to lay under the old BBQ. And they range all day. They all live together and the coop is 1.2 metres by 3 meters, it is around 6 feet tall. we managed to build most of it one weekend and finished it the next Saturday. They all are living very happily in their coop. View attachment 1474624 View attachment 1474625
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Mine is positioned in the shade. We have a similar stack of bricks behind the old shed. Congratulations that is a well made coop
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I always like to see how members build with re-purposed materials so good job with that! I'd love to have a pile of bricks like you do (they wouldn't last me long). Thanks for sharing your coop!
This is a pretty basic set-up for areas with mild-ish winters. There aren't a lot of instructions, but the descriptions given and the loads of pictures would make it an easy coop to recreate. I would never have thought to use cement sheeting, but it makes a lot of sense for predator proofing. Very nicely done!
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We didn't use cement fibre sheeting because it is good for predator proofing intensionally, we just used it because, like Mount Everest, it was there. [in our garage, left over from another DIY project]

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So that is what Australia looks like... ;)
We have hot summers and mild winters too so I get your practical design. I actually have less sides on my two coops so air can just flow through. The second coop has no walls, just a few slats for privacy. Great job on your nest box. Bravo! Job well done. Missed your humor on this article, you write well.
 

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