First coop, first thoughts?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by EvansCedarBeehives, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. EvansCedarBeehives

    EvansCedarBeehives Out Of The Brooder

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    So we made a coop for backyard/urban rooftops. Here are some shots. Atlantic White Cedar with luan (plywood) interior. Windows will be added for light and air.
    Thoughts?
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    Rob Evans
    www.evanscedarbeehives.com
     
  2. ChickInDelight

    ChickInDelight Never an Empty Nest

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    That is beautiful! Natural wood is so lovely.

    Have you thought about nesting boxes?

    Oh - I also read on this site that round perches are outgrown. Roosts are generally flat - maybe 3 or 4 inches wide.

    Oh - and ventilation. What sort of ventilation do you have? They need air even more than warmth.

    We need more pictures. [​IMG]
     
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  3. FeHosting

    FeHosting Out Of The Brooder

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    Very nice. Looks clean but it's new hehe...

    How many are you going to fit in this and what did it cost you if you don't mind. I am in the mix of getting our coop plans up to goto homedepot and get the wood.

    We are going to try and build this one but bigger..

    http://www.countryfarm-lifestyles.com/chicken-house-plans.html
     
  4. EvansCedarBeehives

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    Two windows will be cut in to the sides for light an ventilation.

    Roosts will be changed according to popular demand, so I think we may go with what you suggested. Thanks for the input!

    We haven't got a price down yet, but we already know this is out "top end" model, and we are looking for a "budget" model and that plan you are building was actually the type of design we were considering!
     
  5. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    External roosting boxes will save a ton of room air slats on each gable end. You could put water nipples through a drilled hole and mount the water on the outside to save room or Fowl Stuff http://fowlstuff.com/Products.html has nests to bolt on. I like the way the whole side drops down for easy access.

    Nice. Are you going to paint or clear coat? It sure is pretty, ya think. [​IMG] Nice
     
  6. EvansCedarBeehives

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    Steve- I agree the external boxes would save room, but the basic platform for the coop is going to be used for a goat house among other things so it's a matter of efficiency for us. As long as the chickens are happy, we're happy.

    There are three nesting boxes inside.
     
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  7. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I didnt know very cool. They dont show it in the pics. Great you guys and best of luck!
     
  8. EvansCedarBeehives

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    Quote:I like the Fowl Stuff...er...STUFF! But there is no easy way to get in to get the eggs in the case of our coop.

    There really is no reason to paint or clear coat the white cedar at all. A more natural coop!
     
  9. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I have it? [​IMG]
    Looks lovely!

    What are the dimensions? How many hens will it house?
     
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  10. EvansCedarBeehives

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    Quote:It's about 4' x 3'

    We reckon between 3-6 hens?
     

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