From tool shed to Coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by TexasWineGuy, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. TexasWineGuy

    TexasWineGuy Songster

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    My current plan (and that could change) is to put in a new plywood floor and coat with Black Jack #57 coating, then either sand or pine shavings -?

    Still need to decide on where to place the roosting perches. Playing with my CAD program now....

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  2. jthornton

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    My new poop table and roost is mobile and looks like a table with legs just so I can change my mind on the location. I plan on having solid wall (in the new coop) go up about 12" on the screen wall divider and a removable one for the door to keep the shavings inside the coop for the most part.

    This thread is my sorta build of the poop table and roost, I'm on vacation so I can't upload any photos.

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  4. TexasWineGuy

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    All,

    I'm looking into windows for this Coop. Someone here introduced me to these nifty Coop Windows on Amazon. The best feature is that these are top-hinged and this can be opened even when raining while the coop still stays dry.

    I was going to put one decent sized window (27x31) low on the East side wall, then 2 of the above Coop windows high on the west side (to get some natural convection going).

    However, considering the rain protection these Coop windows have, I may just put 2 on the East side in lieu of the single 27x31.

    Note that the 56" front opening where the sliding doors are will remain open. I'll build a frame, with a door, all covered with 1/2" hardware mesh wire.

    Thoughts on the windows?

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  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    That's the beauty of top hinged windows.
    Am not seeing a link to what you bought?
     
  6. TexasWineGuy

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    A link would help, wouldn't it? Fixed in above post.
     
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  7. TexasWineGuy

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    Just got the first coat of Black Jack #57 on the floor yesterday.

    Right now I need some input from BYC on the internal layout. See preliminary drawing below. I initial plan is to have the nesting box shelf along the back wall, about 24-30" high, with the feeder under that shelf (to protect from poop).

    The roosting perch was going to go length-ways (left-right) across part of the coop however that would require me/daughter to somehow get past the roosting perch poop to get to the feeder. How to handle this smoothly? Possibly a movable roosting perch?

    Thoughts?

    TWG

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  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    How many birds do you plan on keeping?
    I'd put a poop board with roost on back wall.
    Few nests and feed could go underneath.
    This might spark some ideas.
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    That does help quite a bit. Never thought about putting the nests below the poop bars.

    We have 2 pullets now but I do want to expand to 4, possibly 5.

    A note for those in the future that search the web for Black Jack #57. Since this product is in a standard 5 gallon paint bucket, any place that sells paint can put this in their shaker/mixer. I did. Once home and opened there was virtually no separation of any of the #57 components. I did stir it again with a mixing bit in my cordless drill but it really was ready to use after the shaker. Just FYI.

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