Coop on a stick

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Daox13, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. Daox13

    Daox13 Chirping

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    So,

    I'm designing the coop I'm gonna build in a few weeks and had a great design and then ran across these and fell in love with the idea....
    but I like to run the idea through my peers... so thoughts?

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  2. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Crowing

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  3. Daox13

    Daox13 Chirping

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    Yeah I'm thinking I will do a spiral staircase and that way I can control the angle but very good points and I appreciate them very much!
     
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  4. 1coop2coop

    1coop2coop In the Brooder

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    I was thinking about a "Coop on a Stick", as a means of predator proofing.
    Could this work? ie like flying up to roost?
     
  5. Dmontgomery

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    That is freakin' awesome. I'd never seen that before. I guess I'm so homed in on large coops I missed out on this. The cedar coop with the spiral staircase looks incredible, but it won't stop many predators. It just looks so cool! Do it and give them a secure run.
     
  6. Daox13

    Daox13 Chirping

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    Oh yeah!!! The run is gonna be sandwiched hardware cloth and habdwire cloth burried bottom. I don't joke when it comes to keeping out predators. The ceder box style is my leading choice. I love the Windows, and the size alone would keep cleaning to a bare minimum. Plus, how freakin cool is it to have a "coopsicle". [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. Daox13

    Daox13 Chirping

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    I wouldn't say that the coop alone would be a good predator guard, however if you made a few modifications and fortified some you could make it work I'm sure
     
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  8. Dmontgomery

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    I have a flock of 40 so I couldn't do this, plus I just "finished" my new coop last week so building another one might upset my wife. I may do this next year and use it to raise new chicks out of the brooder but not old enough for the big coop! If you make one, put up a really detailed coop page so I can watch.
     
  9. marcyflock

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    Coop sickle! I love it.
     
  10. Weehopper

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    I like the second to the last the best.
     

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