Totally Unique coop for a unique situation

By acslinda · Oct 5, 2013 · ·
  1. acslinda
    I have an enclosed porch off of my living room and house. It is 60' long ( the length of the house ) and 10 ' wide. It is under roof with a tile floor, sliding glass windows.

    My son made a partition off of one of the sliding windows. All I have to do is slide open the window ( screen removed ) and the girls go out to free range - they come back in in the early afternoon and I just slide the window closed to keep them safe and sound.

    The great part is that I do not have to brave the elements to feed and water them.. so easy. When they are old enough to lay I will give them a few nest




    I have to do a few tweeking - like make a baseboard around the bottom to keep the litter from scattering, and give them a proper roost.

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  1. karenerwin
    "Wow! Indoor chicken coop."
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 14, 2018
    Well, I think this is the first coop that has used chicken wire that I don't think it will be a problem (unless you have a dog inside the house).

    My curiosity is whether or not all the chicken dust and dander has become a problem?
    I know from having chicks brood indoors that it can be a real dusty affair!! How has it been for you with this indoor coop?
    I agree that it is super convenient to be able to feed, water and collect eggs without having to leave your own house!!
    I am honestly concerned about respiratory issues for humans living in the house. Everything I have ever read says to be sure to use a mask when cleaning out your coop, but now you have brought all those airborne particles inside. I hope it hasn't become an issue for anyone!

    Thanks for sharing you coop with us.
  2. mrs_organized_chaos
    "Indoor coop"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 14, 2018
    this is one way to predator proof and weather proof your coop!
  3. 21hens-incharge
    "Creative indeed."
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 7, 2018


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  1. cbadley
    Wow! How lucky are you! How easy! How did you attach your pictures? I can't figure it out
  2. mxmarg
    love it!
  3. acslinda
    The girls are so much fun. As soon as they see me come onto the patio they come running to see what kind of goodies I am bringing them. They are only three months old, but they have the routine figured out. They are silver laced Wyandotte's, just hatchery girls but they are nice and healthy. ( 7 of them ) . I have some beautiful blue laced red wyandottes from a good line just hatched out - they will be my eye candy.
  4. Brookliner
    Welcome to BYC. What a great idea.
  5. chickenboy190
  6. desertegg
    That is so cool! Looks very predator-safe too!

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