The "Chilton"

By Sherena · Apr 14, 2013 · ·
  1. Sherena
    Almost - Completed Chicken Palace or as my wife calls it the "Chilton"

    Chicken Dance Floor (makes it easier to clean out by using lino tiles). We found these at Habitat for Humanity. We covered these with sand now.


    Rainwater return system is incorporated into the auto-watering for chickens to make sure they've always got water.


    Close-up of the Auto-Water system for the chickens, just took some PVC piping and tapped it for the feeder nipples then ran it into a rainwater-return system we built.

    Another angle of the auto-water / rainwater return system we put in place.


    Auto-Chicken Feeder, just lift the top and fill it with feed and it will keep filling the bottom trough.


    Completed Palace for the Chickens.


    4 Black Cooper Marans
    2 Buff Orphingtons.
    Gibsons, BC

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Recent User Reviews

  1. Hope Hughes
    "Awesome job!"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 6, 2018
    Love the auto feed & watering system using rain water. We plan to do the same. I would like to see more on the build prosses. But great job.
  2. ronott1
    "Good coop page!"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 6, 2018
    Very nice built in auto water system.

    More build details would make the article better


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  2. birdbrain1948
    Beautiful and smart! Can you show us a photo of the back side with the gutter attached? I realize I need to do something about all the runoff from our coop's roof, and you have quite the solution there. I'm interested in seeing how it attaches to the back side. Also, where did you get the "chicken nipples"?

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