DLM Clean out door......What do ya think?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by fireguy56, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2010
    Slidell, Louisiana
    Hey, So after building a initial coop and run for Big A**ed birds, wife wanted Bantam coop. So, I started building. Tried to incorporate many cool ideas I have seen on BYC. Besides all the basics as far as ventilation, space, light , windows, easy access, etc.... I decided to build a coop that has a small door in the middle of the house that could be opened for removal of shavings and poop come spring clean up time. So, this is what I did. Figure I can spread a tarp below the door and just shovel/sweep everything onto it, then drag it over to the compost pile. Simple enought, right? Give me your thoughts!

    [​IMG] Here is new coop project and the door opening for clean out is in center of photo at floor level. Will have secure.. hinged door...that can swing up when clean out is necessary.
  2. chicharomirinda

    chicharomirinda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2011
    Reno, NV
    [​IMG] Looks good! I have one framed out in my coop in progress as well. I think it will work great for clean out time.
  3. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2011
    Tennessee Plateau
    I had one in my original build but it became the entrance to their "Florida Room". Now I just shovel poop out the front door. So much for plans!
  4. wyododge

    wyododge Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 30, 2011
    Great Idea,

    You could have the door swing down to make a ramp to get the poo away from the edge of the building.

    Ok wait, I think you said that, or did you mean the door swings up to open it...

    Either way, nice looking build. Would a dream job be building coop's professionally or what!!! Man would that be cool...
  5. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

    Jan 27, 2009
    It looks like a great idea that will work well.

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