Tour of our modified GardenArk

By Adair Peeps · May 28, 2014 · ·
  1. Adair Peeps
    There are a lot of designs out there, and a lot of really cute looking coops. It is overwhelming, to say the least. When I am overwhelmed, I will gladly pay for some well documented, well thought-out plans.
    I'd been following a forum post where they were talking about using a horse stall freshener like kitty litter in the roost. I thought it would be nice to have a removable tray to facilitate cleaning. Turns out an inexpensive washing machine drip tray was close to the inner dimension of the planned roost, and only required adding a few inches here and removing a few there.

    Somewhere else, I had read about water nipples. The standard feeders have two problems. The first is that the birds like to roost on the top of them. The second is that they like to poop when they roost. That leads to lots of water changes. Most people put water nipples on the bottom of five gallon buckets and then hang them, but with a small coop, there wasn't the space or access to do that. Enter PVC. I integrated 2" PCV piping so that it could be easily filled. I used the remaining PCV to make a feeder attached to the door. Now food and water move with the coop and don't take up any floor space.

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Recent User Reviews

  1. Nardo
    "Nice tractor"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jan 29, 2019
    Good video and good job building this coop.
  2. 21hens-incharge
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 15, 2018
    Loving that mural. I would have liked details about size etc.
  3. Ashria
    "Nice Coop"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 2, 2018
    This is a nice looking coop. I love the feeder and the waterer ~ what a great idea! I wish there were actual plans to look at or a step by step video.


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  1. EastTXChickens
    Enjoyable video. The watering system is great! Thanks for posting.
  2. Mountain Peeps

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