Favourite coop feature and anything you'd like to change.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by VincentVanCrow, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. VincentVanCrow

    VincentVanCrow Out Of The Brooder

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    If you could redo your coop what would you change? What are you glad you did? Must haves for future coops?
     
  2. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

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  3. AngryRooster

    AngryRooster Out Of The Brooder

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    I would add a run. My chickens are free range and they ate up all my lawn!
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    My Coop
    I wish it was bigger....but I did a lot of research and it works pretty well.
    Details in My Coop page.
     
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  5. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    POOP BOARDS are the "BEST" addition yet and a must have. Handles well over ½ of the poop in my set up keeps ammonia smell in check 3½" below roost excellent for catching eggs laid through the night (roost are in cups for easier removal and cleaning). I recently friction fit a piece of vinyl flooring over my poop board.it makes clean up even easier; Pop out; Scrap; Hose; Pop in.

    Winter months even easier flex over compost bin DONE!

    Easy peasy!.

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    Redo: I would have cut my pop door up 12" from the floor of my coop instead of 6".
     
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