Bantam Hutch

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by spook, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hey folks, just wanted to show off my DH's abilities.
    We having adopted Scooter and friend to join our
    Penny, we suddenly needed another place for these
    little guys to live...especially where Penny is not
    going to be tolerating any of it...
    This hutch started off as for the meat birds, 4x8
    base with one large door to drop down for easy
    clean out, a center door to be able to reach in,
    filling water and grain without any escapees.
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    The design was perfect to cut off 1/3 of the door,
    replacing it with a large door for clean out, smaller
    door for winter use.
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    Now the 1/3 was built in by using chipboard/plywood
    with syrophome as insulation. The windows are double
    plexiglass and there are holes above the windows for
    ventilation. The lower perch is smaller, the top perch is
    a 2x4 wider up for easy perching for the cochin Bantams.
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    A double plexiglass sliding window to allow the birds
    access to the "Play" area.
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    This is from the "play" area showing the sliding window.
    The tote has sand in it for dust baths, scratching and grit.
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    This is when Scooter and pal moved in,
    now Scooter has two new friends...Lucy and Kathleen.
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    Once winter is over, I'll let you know on the downfalls of this style.
    PS- the back side of the play area wire is 2 sheets clear plastic, as soon as snow flies, we will close in the front side.
     
  2. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice little coop and chickens.
     
  3. Malbri

    Malbri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can he build one for me too?
     
  4. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Great coop,and happy chickens.
    I like it when members show thier coops.
    Good luck.
    Omran
     
  5. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you guys for the nice responses. I am proud of DH's accomplishments!

    Malbri
    Yesterday 8:57 pm Can he build one for me too?

    I dunno, this particular one weighs in at around 4 or 5 hundred pounds! I bet he and I could get measurements for you! [​IMG]
     

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