Announcing: Minimal Mess INDOOR Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by amsunshine, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. amsunshine

    amsunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK here it is..3 stock tanks and 2 flexible covers! The topmost cover can be used to cover one single tank (with the original "topmost" cover). They started out with one tank as babies and now moved to the 3-tank setup.

    Tank 1: That's their Restaurant Kitchen. Basic Food & Water.
    Tank 2: Forage & spa area. That's where I put their goodies, weeds, sod, and on half of it there's a layer of dirt. They take a lot of dust baths there.
    Tank 3: Bed/nest area.
    Between the tanks: Observation Deck. They can fly up and look out the window from there.

    I use the deep litter system so it's not so bad. And no, I don't really have an operable family room,,,but that's OK. I might be moving soon to a place where they can be outside without a problem. Neighbors are difficult so this is my solution for now.

    What do you think?

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  2. sunflowerenvy

    sunflowerenvy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i love it [​IMG] bbuuuuttt my hubby would shoot me if i have that in my family room [​IMG]
     
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  3. mikecnorthwest

    mikecnorthwest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Personally I would not keep chickens in that type of housing or inside the house for that matter.
     
  4. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Cool, Beware your going to have a lot of criticism, i was going to as well but i really don't feel like it. I would take it lightly and enjoy them [​IMG]

    Sound like there in a good home [​IMG]
     
  5. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    Idaho
    I think you are not going to be watching tv but watching your birds. It looks great and lots of fun.

    One warning which you probably know... the dander is going to be terrible. Dust everywhere--so cover up whatever you don't want the dander to penetrate. It will get into the tv, computer and muck up the insides.
     
  6. Lil_Miss_Farmer_Chick

    Lil_Miss_Farmer_Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love the ingenuity! Great Job! [​IMG]
     
  7. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    I commented on this already when you posted pics - I love it. I know there are MANY people who have indoor chickens on BYC - and I think this is one of the best indoor chicken set ups I've seen. Now Nettie - she has ducks - runners 5 of them inside and they have their own bedroom [​IMG] now she has a great plan on making a new 'duck room' - which is completely awesome.

    Don't take folks' criticism on the indoor setup or indoor chickens - Just know that with them indoors you really need two put an air purifier or two in the room with them - to help filter some of the dander and allergens they'll put in the air. Your going to have to dust EVERY DAY - and I suggest covering up your TV with a comforter whenever your not using it - because the chicken dander could ruin the circuit boards and what not. [​IMG] Enjoy the chickens!
     
  8. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Olympia Washington
    It looks GREAT!! However, chicken dander WILL harm your lungs. (I work in Respiratory Services). I hope you don't have children.

    Do you have a garage or unused bedroom you could move them to, so you can shut them off and add air filtration?

    See here: http://www.multiscope.com/hotspot/bird_breeders_lung.htm
     
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  9. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I think you're not going to care about "difficult" neighbors much longer.
     
  10. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2008
    oklahoma
    will they fit as they get older? because they look small now..as they get bigger, i dont know how thrilled they will be in such a small space.
     

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