Borg chicken coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by nathan949374, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. nathan949374

    nathan949374 New Egg

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    So Here is the "Borg" Chicken coop. Complete with solar lighting, solar heating and cooling and security lighting. I went a little crazy, but I haven't had this much fun on a project for a long time. In the grey panel is the solar charge controller, 12 volt deep cycle battery, Heating cooling control, voltage meter and separate switches for each electrical item. We have five pullets. Oddball, Hotshot and the other three have yet to be named.
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    [​IMG]Solar Panel

    [​IMG]LED security light

    [​IMG]Led night light on timer control

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    [​IMG]Heating fan housing

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    [​IMG]Cooling fan

    [​IMG]Borg side. Large box on top is the solar heating collector.

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    [​IMG]Hotshot

    [​IMG]Oddball

    What do you think?
     
  2. nathan949374

    nathan949374 New Egg

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    Solar collector
     
  3. Chipper Chicken

    Chipper Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is great! What fun, and functional. Where'd you get the components ?
     
  4. Muttpuppy

    Muttpuppy Out Of The Brooder

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    "Resistance" to liking your coop is "futile". Do you plan to "assimilate" further by add self waterers and feeders? Sorry, the nerd in me took over for a minute. ;-)
    That is some nice engineering. What will your solar heater raise the inside temp to?
     
  5. nathan949374

    nathan949374 New Egg

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    amazon and lowes for the panel and pvc
     
  6. nathan949374

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    I already have self feeding and water nipples. They have taken to it well. Not sure on the heating levels. Its been really hot here, so getting an accurate reading on temp rise has been "futile". Hopeing for 5-20 deg. If I'm lucky. That part is really an experiment. I didn't find anyone else who has tried this. Maybe they have, but I didn't find it.
     

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