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Cedar Coop Design

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chickenguardusa, May 19, 2017.

  1. chickenguardusa

    chickenguardusa Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is a cedar coop design from a local store Trinity Haymarket. It can also be elevated with a platform. Air flow door in rear: Good to keep open during Texas Summers and closed in Winter. Easy nest box access in back. Has a ChickenGuard installed on front for free ranging along with walk-in size door for easy access inside.

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  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Are you thinking of buying it? Looks expensive . The only other thing is the flooring looks like OSB, I'm not sure how that would work out for cleaning.
     
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    I think that for Texas summers, even more ventilation would be good. If that's a roost bar in front of the nest boxes, then its too low - you'd have your flock roosting in the nest boxes.
     
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  4. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought that cedar wasn't good for chickens? that it was bad for their lungs? I could have sworn that I'd read that somewhere...
     
  5. jeria

    jeria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also thinking about the cedar issue. Also in the summer heat it would increase the fumes from the cedar. looks nice
     
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  6. chickenguardusa

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    Yes, I actually didn't get a good picture inside the coop, but it has a ladder style roost. The bar in front of the nest boxes is a jump up perch to get into the nest. But I can see the potential to use it as a roost.
     
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  7. chickenguardusa

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    Thanks for the feedback. I believe it has been kiln-dried, which removes the fumes that would emit during the hot Texas Summers.
     
  8. chickenguardusa

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    It is actually a new one they had built for the store and asked my feedback. I thought where else could I get the best feedback than here on BYC! :)
     

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