Our close friend and architect designed and helped us build our coop. Three separate cubes, from right to left (small to large): Entry, hook for feed, I put the feed in at night, and it hangs under the middle cube during the day.mthe pop door is here and the is another large door for easy access to clean this and the nest box cube.""
Middle, 4 nest boxes and a little walking room to move around. Nest boxes are accessed from side by side doors, they are divided side by side with a fixed panel, but the top boxes are removable, easily cleaned thru the nest box doors OR the feed door.
Large, roosting cube, accessed by a large door. Fixed window faces east to wake them up! Roosting bar is diagonally placed for maximum length and doesn't block window or door. We don't have any type of droppings board, that is where I see an improvement.
The gardens have a very gentle slope from tallest to the shortest. There is a PVC pipe draining the top to the middle, the middle to the lower, and the the PVC goes from the lower thru the entry cube out to the ground. Each cube is lined with pond liner, then pea gravel, and on on top is the soil, and then plants.
Each cube looks sort of floating because they are raised and cantilevered. We added upper and lower vents in each cube. the water hangs below the roosting cube, and during the day the feed hangs under the nesting cube. Around one of the posts we secured oyster shell and grit containers. I am no good at putting pictures in a logical order, but this was best attempt at making sure you can see all the angles and the framework. I hope you like it, if you want the plans, I can get them!
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