Saloon Coop with Pallet Porch Roof

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  1. Sally Sunshine
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    look how ugly it was [​IMG]

    my fav part was skid/pallet roof "porch" and that I can collect eggs feed and water without stepping in poop!

    Our daughter had fun designing and painting all the fun signs and since it has been finished it has turned
    into HER serama saloon for breeding frizzled serama and I still use it for grow out as well.





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    inside video and pop door info....


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    you can always find my kids in there somewhere... now where is that lock????
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    HarmonyAnn did the peein off the porch, cause lil Luke has a BAD habit of it!!
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    Inside of the shed is split in half, storage walking other pens/growouts.
    keeping it clean! excuse my cords mess,
    and yea I do know how to wrap up an extension cord the right way [​IMG]
    its the husband that DONT!
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    used the left main door as the front pen door too! just latches closed on the2x3 center wall
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    above, always put some shavings board stoppers to keep your floor clean
    from them dirt kicking chickens!
    We just used cheap plastic fencing inside the coop, easy to staple too.


    old bookshelfs for nest boxes, recently cut down though, we only need two boxes in each of these pens
    hens share, nest boxes are over rated, you dont need many at all, and always keep them lower than roost poles.
    use 2x4s on the sides if your in cold country so to keep frost bit toes at bay. and keep them low, 12-16" is fine for big birds
    and a ladder time system is fine with a 12-14" step back so they dont poo on themselves, poo hamocks are cool and
    they say keep coops clean! google roost hammocks! pretty cool stuff!
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    again another chicken kicker board to stop the dirt from cloggin up the door.
    technically you could fit a ton of pens in this shed! we only have a few. single pens and only one double decker on the end

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    we have made tweaks along the way, a person always has to change with the tides right?

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    this was the mess b4 the bottom boards! eeek
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    16" gable vent for ventilation thanks to WV suggestion!
    may be overkill but man it was dusty in that thing!!!
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    how simple can you get to have a pully door! couple of eye hooks, string and a nail[​IMG]
    no genius here just fed the string through and out to the center of the shed where I stand
    and put two nails, one at half way for when its colder in the winter!
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    oh look, those boards actually work... DOHHHHH
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    ummmm dont put them on the outside of the door dum Sally,
    put them on the inside and make them removable....
    OOPSIES, had to change this one and the bottom one [​IMG]
    Plexi left over from an incubator.... whatever works use it!
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    tripled zip tied heat lamps and put them in thermostat outlets,
    love those things for brooders and frizzles

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    Thermo Cube is a unique and patented electrical device. It plugs into a standard electrical outlet which turns the power on and off automatically, according to the outside temperature. Each unit has two receptacles for use with more than one electrical device.
    Use with bird bath and have water available for birds during freezing winter months. Is used for home and outdoor applications such as bird bath deicers, stock tank deicers, unheated rooms, green houses, pump houses, boats and RV's.
    "It saves energy and equipment by running only when necessary according to the outside temperature."
    Product Description:

    • Turns On at 35º F (2º C) and Turns Off at 45º F (7º C)
    • UL Listed
    • Works Automatically to Ambient Temperature
    • Approximate dimensions: 3-1/4" x 1-3/8"
    • 1 Year Limited Manufacturers Warranty
    Maximum rating: 1800 Watts/ 15 Amps /120 Volts
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    oh another trick with heat lamps is to add a nice size rock to the side under it!
    it will hold heat should the bulb blow or electric go off and give you time to
    notice the loss or get a generator running!
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    SEE THAT latch we used below??? DONT USE THEM for coops EVER
    they are horrible when your in cold areas! use something that gives
    you more play with movement. lesson learned. I think I have two
    remaining in there that I have to switch out yet, but I dance around
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    Again, dont go nest box crazy, they dont need many and not higher than roosts ever!!!
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    a few pics, and of course HarmonyAnns babies
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  1. Sally Sunshine
    thanksAll and karen! IDK they are just left over from the outside coops, my guess is 8" and even at that height those little serama send those shavings over it @karenerwin
  2. karenerwin
    Hi Sally, You have a real nice coop. How tall are your boards to keep the dirt and stuff in the coop?
  3. Cheep N Peep
    Congratulations!
  4. perrypogue
    Really a good job and looks like it's really a great family project ... makes me happy for you.
  5. Seatrout00
    What a great design and a fun idea! Thank you for sharing this with us!
  6. scottcaddy
    Congrats Ms.Sally, that is a very nice coop!
    Scott
  7. Hholly
    That is so cool! I'm so jealous. You and your family are so handy and talented. It's very inspiring!
  8. N F C
    Very nice! Your daughter did a great job with the signs, I like the whole saloon idea.
  9. sumi
    Congratulations, we've chosen one of your pics for the CC-POW. Thanks for posting your coop design & pictures to our "Chicken Coops" pages! You can find more info about the CC-POW here: CC-POW Process
  10. Sally Sunshine
    Thank you Mr. B! I am sure the "Duke" had seen better :) @Akrnaf2
  11. Sally Sunshine
    Thank you @Peep_Show and @hippiestink I am sure you can do one better!
  12. Sally Sunshine
    Yes they do have separate runs now, we have two in the front and one on the side, there could easily be three front and two side, it could be made differently with brooders up on top and smaller pens as I wrote above! @Cheep N Peep thank you, never had an issue with the use of those thermostat outlets and those 250 red heat lamps, here in PA. they are serama and frizzled too. We have had some cold winters to. We have plenty of ventilation, but no drafts below. if its very cold we dont open up because they dont go out anyways. @Bnemi
  13. Bnemi
    Any problem with frost bite? Do the lights help with that?
  14. Cheep N Peep
    You did an amazing job! I just love it! Does each separate pen have a separate run as well?
  15. Akrnaf2
    Great looking and great done! Very practically built now all that is missing is that John Wayne will enter for a shot of Whiskey!
  16. hippiestink
    I lost it at "Loose Hens". XD

    GREAT looking coop! I'm gonna need a new one when we move and this is a great design.
  17. Peep_Show
    Love it!
    "Loose hens" LOL!!!!

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