Desert Urban Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Bosque, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. Bosque

    Bosque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is my urban coop. I built it with plenty of ventalation for the Arizona heat. There are two doors, one to get into the coop and one to get into the roost. The chickens seem to really like it. The nesting box was built on the roost door and opens up aswell. You can see that there is the PVC feeder and waterer with two nipples. The waterer holds three gallons. I also have a quart waterer hanging on the right side.
    We had a monsoon rain last week and the chickens did really well.
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2009
  2. bantamman13

    bantamman13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a awesome looking pen very neat and clean looking, I would say you have some very happy birds indeed.
     
  3. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Very nice [​IMG]
     
  4. 2txmedics

    2txmedics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    let see how do you SPELL Jealouze...Jealooze, Jaillese....

    IM JEALOUSE!!!! Thats an awesome and pretty coop~~~lucky you!
     
  5. peeplessinNC

    peeplessinNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice set up! I really like how the coop and run fit in so well with the yard, fencing and trees. You have some lucky chickens there!
     
  6. 1stepcloser

    1stepcloser Poultry In Motion

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    Your coop is gorgeous. I am J-E-A-L-O-U-S. [​IMG]
     
  7. Bosque

    Bosque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. It was really fun to build. I learnt a lot that being my first coop. Now, Im really looking forward to building the next one!
    The one thing that I learnt was to use good wire. I tried the 2x3 welded wire, but the young chickens can almost get out. Then I had to buy poultry or hardware cloth for the bottom section. For the coop area, I ended up using 1x2 welded wire. It was more money, but I think that it is well worth it in the long run.
     
  8. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    Very nice...fits in perfectly! No wonder your chickens like it!!!![​IMG]
     
  9. Bosque

    Bosque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a roost question for everyone. This is the first time that I have had chickens. I built the run first, then added the roost on the left side of the picture about a month later. My youngest chicks go up to the roost everynight, but the older ones that lived in the coop for several months want to roost on the ground or in a plastic box that I cut a semi-circle hole into. For the last few nights, I have been picking up the older hens to put them into the roost. How long will it take for them to learn that they need to go in there at night? Any tips???
     
  10. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful set up!

    Just be aware that the spaces between 1" by 2" wire are large enough so that predators (e.g., racoons) can reach in and grab your birds, pull parts through the wire and dismember them. To make your run more secure, you could add 1/2" by 1/2" hardware cloth at the bottom of your run and anywhere your roosts attach to the sides of your run.
     

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