The Campbell Coop

By mener6896 · Jan 11, 2012 · ·
Rating:
3/5,
  1. mener6896
    The Campbell Coop
    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    My husband, Brian, beginning the coop inside. We really didn't start with plans, just some sketches on paper.

    [​IMG]

    I initially wanted a droppings board at ground level, to slide out to clean. However, I realized that this would eliminate most of the floor space. I changed my plans…..


    [​IMG]

    Moving to the site...we set it on concrete panels that a friend of ours buried level with the ground.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Notice the eaves here are screened in for extra ventilation.

    [​IMG]
    6 of our 12 nesting boxes

    There is chicken wire under the roosts to keep the girls off of the dropping board.
    Just in case you were wondering, my nieces drew on the board, it says "poop deck" with a bull's eye. And yes, that is a fan aimed at the roosts for those steamy hot summers!

    There is plenty of room under the droppings board for the girls (and babies) to hang out.

    Here's just a few of our fun adds….


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    Our poop-free waterer Our automatic chicken door Our "Big Bird" Feeder

    I love my coop! It's really easy to keep clean. The only thing I may change is whether or not I insulate for this winter. It all depends on what the temperature stays at inside.

    Share This Article

Recent User Reviews

  1. SavKel&RynKel
    ""
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jul 3, 2018
    Would love more description or design plans and an update!
  2. Cyprus
    "Great use of space and ventilation!"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jun 28, 2018
    Wow, this is such a pretty and well-designed coop! Some of the best features that I like the most are the design of the run and how the ventilation is incorporated. The run is a good size and I just admire how you screened in the eves for ventilation as that is an idea that never crossed my mind. Good job!.

Comments

To make a comment simply sign up and become a member!
  1. TNBEARCHICK
    looks like I will be using some of your ideas in mine.
  2. Roberts2100
    How did you make the Big Bird Feeder?
  3. annav410
    Very nice.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: