Bantam Bungalow....Updated Photos....Roost, Nest Boxes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by fireguy56, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all, So for those of you asking to keep the pictures coming here is latest. Didn't get much done today...kinda having a little back issue, so I just put the partitions in the nest boxes. Then I installed the roost and a "roost" at front of nest boxes to help with entering. Also took leftover Congoleum and cut pieces to fit in each nest box opening. Still need to build a ramp to roost to help little girls go up easier. May do that later. Here are some pics.
    Erik

    [​IMG] Nest box dividers in place. View from outside.

    [​IMG] Interior view showing front of nest boxes. V shaped plywood on front of boxes discourages the girls from roosting on the edge of boxes and pooping in them. Worked on our big coop, hope it works for this one.

    [​IMG] Roost installed so that girls can look out windows and catch the sun coming up.
     
  2. Hawkeye95

    Hawkeye95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    wow, it's coming along! Looking GREAT!!!! Okay--- come finish mine up! LOL Seriously, love the V shape on the front of your nest boxes. I'm just starting on the inside of my coop now and that is something I can do next. How wide are your LF boxes? I know these are the bantam ones... but am interested in seeing what you've done for the other coop. Thanks!
     
  3. tenthousandxtenthousand

    tenthousandxtenthousand Out Of The Brooder

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    Awesome design!
     
  4. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hawkeye, The new coop boxes are 12" deep x 16" wide x 15" tall. Each of six boxes are identical. In the big coop I went with more of a larger, community box idea. The girls don' t seem to mind. They are like 14" deep x 28" wide x 15" high, but only four total. The v shaped plywood front seems to discourage them from roosting on the front of the boxes and pooping inside. Hope it works on the new one. Thanks for keeping up with the build. More to come once I get my back feeling alittle better.
    Erik
     
  5. pawsplus

    pawsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    GORGEOUS!! I've said it before, but honestly, if Mrs. Fireguy ever ditches you, come live with me!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] Hawkeye, Same idea. The v shape front out of luan ply to discourage them from roosting. They don't seem to like the thin eded of luan to roost on, so no poop in boxes. Working so far and decided to try the idea again in the new coop.
    Erik
     
  7. putty

    putty Out Of The Brooder

    this coop is a masterpiece, now don't tell us you sculp marble too............
     
  8. NottinghamChicks

    NottinghamChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Very nice. Lucky bantams you have. [​IMG]
     

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