got a great idea...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by quadcam79, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. quadcam79

    quadcam79 Songster

    Oct 28, 2007
    Fernandina Beach Fl.
    from one of the Vietnam type movies, either platoon or apocalypse now. in one scene someone gets stuck with the job of emptying out the latrines , basicaly a wooden porta potty.

    anyway, there was a door on the side, hinged that just flipped up and the pot was pulled out of there. So for some reason I was looking at the coop and thinking and it struck me...cut out a door all along the bottom of one side so i can flip it up, hook it and just sweep the bedding right outside where I can scoop it up for the compost pile. easier than trying to get it out the regular door.
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Lots of coops, especially premades have the door on back for that. It does make life easier.
  3. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    Sounds like an instant pooper scooper, great idea!! [​IMG]
  4. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Some also have *droppings boards* that simply slide out of the sides for scraping off.
  5. Moselle

    Moselle Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
    That's how I'm planning my coop/tractor. A wide door that hinges down so we can use a small rake to get the bedding out and into the wheel barrow or something like that.
  6. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Sounds like a plan.

    I made the sides of my coop completely removable, but that only works for smaller coops.
  7. Xtradust

    Xtradust Songster

    Nov 19, 2007
    Orange, CA
    I put a hardware wire floor in my coop and it has a mortar mixing tub underneath that catches the poop. The coop has a long, low door I lift up to slide the tub out.

    Kind of like Platoon, but it doesn't slosh up on my hands when I change it.

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