Blog Post on my Chook Compound

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by evanbb, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. evanbb

    evanbb Hatching

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    Hi Chicken fans,

    I've just completed a way over-engineered chook run and shed. I've put the design and construction notes into a blog post, which is here
    http://tinyurl.com/3alcfj8

    Comments appreciated either here or on the blog.

    Happy Chickening!

    EB
     
  2. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Nice. I really like that tunnel. Thinking that may work for something I'm working on
     
  3. Liana

    Liana Songster

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    Oh, well done! I particularly like your dressing table -> nest boxes. Ingenious! [​IMG]
     
  4. calista

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    Ingenious use of recycled materials and a great basic design! I, too, like the idea of a tunnel and would appreciate your telling us how you dismantle it to clean it up inside when necessary -- is it composed of pieces that come apart?

    Good job! Your birds should be safe and content. [​IMG]
     
  5. evanbb

    evanbb Hatching

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    Tunnel:

    SInce it's only beem operating for a month or so, I haven't had to clean it yet. I thought long and hard about making it so I could take it apart to get a chook out or clean it, but in the end just nailed it all together.

    I'm not too worried about it getting dirty as the rain should keep tha in check. Having a chook stuck in there is a bit of a concern, but since I know how it went together, I could get it apart pretty quickly too.

    In hindsight it would probably best be done with a lid that comes off, but by that stage I wanted to finish so badly I decided that sort of modification could wait.

    EB
     

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