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yellowirenut

Chirping
8 Years
Aug 27, 2011
238
11
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New haven, IN
I though i would show off my coop. I kind of meshed a few ideas and came up with my own.




I built it in sections inside in February. Assembled in March.

How is looks today after 6 months


Easy access to everything (the electrical wire is for lighting and heat lamp - tomorrows project.)




Pull string and pulleys for door.

I also installed a camera I found at Harbor Fright plugs right into your TV.
 

tclegg

Chirping
8 Years
May 15, 2011
346
2
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Parkersburg
Looks good--but few questions---can't tell how many chickens--and what is on floor (is it wired too)? Also with actual chicken wire predators can chew right thru..Good set up but still needs to be better structured to keep your chickens safe...and if you have more than two need more roasting and nesting space.. IMO...
 

yellowirenut

Chirping
8 Years
Aug 27, 2011
238
11
91
New haven, IN
You cant see the roost to well. Its 4 ft long and only about 3 of the hens like it up there. The floor is solid and I go with the deep litter method. Clean it out every other week or as needed which ever comes first.
I have 5 total - black sex links. The coop is 4x4 and the run is 10x10.

When I started I told myself - Our grandparents never had rules for chickens..They had a simple coop and some boxes and theirs thrived.
 
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