Solar powered trampoline coop

Solar powered trampoline coop
  1. DeplorableChicken
    I made a solar powered chicken coop from an old trampoline.
    1. I first built a wooden frame for the trampoline frame to sit on. 8'x 15' length and width.
    2. I divided the trampoline frame in half. Half on one side and half on the other. Then I sat the frame on the wooden frame and used L brackets to hold it in place.
    3. I used EMT conduit to act as the roof frame along with wooden studs.
    4. I used ply wood to close in one side and then painted it barn red.
    5. I then used corrugated metal for the roof.
    6. I closed in the rest with ½ (what we consider) chicken wire and is also known to others as hardware cloth. This is on the front and sides. I then buried chicken wire 2ft underground all the way around the coop to prevent predator dig in. On the very back at the bottom I used the rest of the tin I had left. To help hold in heat
    7. I then built roosts and made laying boxes on a platform out of cat litter containers. Then made an appropriate run.
    8. I didn't want a high electric bill so I then added 100w solar panels from harbor freight along with power controller and inverter with 2 deep cycle batteries hooked in parallel.
    9. Hung up a feeder and then made a waterer out of a 5 gallon bucket.
    10. Introduced my chickens to their new home and now I'm waiting on eggs. 1012171835c.jpg 1025171820a.jpg

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Recent User Reviews

  1. Anonymous
    "Trampoline Coop"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Oct 7, 2018
    It would have been helpful to others wanting to re-use an old trampoline to see step-by-step photos of the building process. But nice re-use of an unused trampoline!
  2. CCUK
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jul 9, 2018
    Great coop. Good reuse of trampoline.


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  1. Kenny_
    What do you use your solar panel for in the coop besides the lighting?
    1. DeplorableChicken
      Heat lamps when it gets cold enough.
      Kenny_ likes this.

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