Chickens finally in coop!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by WildflowerJLH, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. WildflowerJLH

    WildflowerJLH Chillin' With My Peeps

    DH has been working on this for a while. Time was drawn out due to a broken shoulder.

    Side with pop door and vents:

    Side with Doors fro egg collecting:

    View into the end that opens all the way for cleaning, nesting "tunnel" on bottom left:

    Roosts made of tree limbs from our yard:

    Note the chickens roosting on the framing instead:

    Some roosting on the limbs:

    I a working on husband to add a window to the end opposite the big access door and add more ventilation. Any other suggestions or comments are appreciated.
  2. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi it is very cute and I like your vents. My vents seem a little low. I use pine shavings not sawdust and I would worry about the heat lamp. I have one that is encased in heavy plastic with a cage over it so it can't hit the shavings. Your light should be suspended from two different points on the lamp in case one connection fails. I don't know where you are but if it gets cold at night the chickens might like a 2x4 roost laid on the widest side with the edges rounded off. Comfy and keeps their feet and legs warm. Congrats - looks like a great coop![​IMG]
  3. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Great job. [​IMG] get a run, and you'll be done!
  4. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    I think it's neat!
  5. WildflowerJLH

    WildflowerJLH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:It is not sawdust, but pine pellets that turn into sawdust. I will be switching to pine shavings, as soon as I have used the bag of pellets that I have. For now, the light is not being left on for very long. Just from dusk until I know they are all in the coop. I am working on attaching it more adequately this week.

    It can get cold, but not super cold. We will have some nights in the low 30's and high 20's this winter. I will work on a wider roost for them between now and then. Also, there are doors to go over the vents. DH is still trimming them to hang them.

    Thanks for the feedback!
  6. BWKatz

    BWKatz Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2010
    Really nice. Like that u used hardware cloth and natural trees. Lots of nice ventilation too. Love ur bk & white chickens. [​IMG]
  7. WildflowerJLH

    WildflowerJLH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Thanks! We have lots of Arizona cypress in the yard, so we have branches everywhere! My black & white chickens are ALL roos, we think. They came from an EE roo on a SLW hen.

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