finished my coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by RayP, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. RayP

    RayP Songster

    Apr 21, 2008
    Gainesville Florida
    Here is my finally finished coop.
    The top is a tree house my kids rarely use, there is access to the laying boxes from the outside numbered 1,2, and 3, so we can say "what is behind door number 3".
    Padlocks are for my 4 year old who does not mind well.
    View of the egg boxes, the flannel sheet is so they can go under at night, in the right box there is a false bottom that is out at this time so the heat lamp can shine in the brooder, when they are older I will just slip the floor in the box.
    This is the feeder I built for them, I meant it to hold 50lbs of feed but it has 60lbs in it at this time and could take another 100lbs, got to learn to recheck my math.
  2. pvc coop

    pvc coop In the Brooder

    Apr 12, 2008
    Now that's a feeder.
  3. countryatheart

    countryatheart In the Brooder

    May 3, 2008
    Victoria, TX
    Is that a "window" for checking the feed level? Cool![​IMG]
  4. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

    May 6, 2007
    Columbia Gorge, OR
    Feed on! That looks cool.... I wish I could build stuff like you guys, but I'm a girl that never had shop class [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
  6. PAChickenChick

    PAChickenChick Songster

    May 4, 2008
    Isn't it funny how I often think the same about you....I wish I could process my own food like you do...but I'm the girl who never got her hands in the dirt.... [​IMG]

    Actually if you ever get your hands on some of the smaller power tools you'll be surprised at how quickly you get the hang of it. Pretty much the big rules are:
    Always wear safety goggles
    Always know where the cord is while working
    Always keep your hands away from the (blade, bit...whatever)

    After that it's just trial and error and you'll get it. Your first attempts may look funny but I expect my first chicken will prolly still have the lungs or something left in...hahahaha

    (the first time I cooked a store bought chicken I left the bag & neck inside....that was fun ;P)
  7. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    With a feeder like that, you are definately going to need more chickens [​IMG]
  8. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    i'm jealous [​IMG]
  9. 2manyhats

    2manyhats Songster

    May 18, 2008
    Central NY
    Chicken folks are incredibly creative. I love how everyone just uses what they've got and turns it into something great. Good job.
  10. mudshark

    mudshark In the Brooder

    Apr 23, 2008
    I think I might have to copy that do you work out the dimensions for a given amount of feed?

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