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Here's my new coop w/handicap access

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by OB OBrien, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. OB OBrien

    OB OBrien In the Brooder

    Jan 5, 2015
    Near Pensacola, Fl
    Here's my new coop with my neighbor, who did all the work. He's happy cause he's done.
    I'm handicapped and in a power chair. So this coop had to have handicap access so I can reach everything.
    The screened door is 36 inches wide.
    There is a large access door on the left with pulleys and a counter weight so I can raise it with one hand.
    There is a 3 by 6 poop drawer that I can pull out to clean it. You can see the two brass handles on it.
    There is a rear access nest box to gather eggs.
    Inside is an Adoor automatic chicken door.
    This coop door faces north and is in the shade all the time so there is an external light sensor on the roof.
    Under construction is a;
    treadle type chicken feeder,
    two large PVC tube feeders for oyster shell and grit.
    A nipple type chicken waterer
    three plexiglass windows with wire behind them.
    One of them with a stained glass picture of chicken in it. (hahaha)
    The floor of the caged run will be lined with a mixture of sycamore and oak leaves.

    If you all can think of anything else I need besides chickens, please tell me.

    Thanks for looking
    OB O'Brien near Pensacola, Fl

  2. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Looks Great!

    You may consider building some sort of storage area for feed, grit, etc. that is easy for you to access.
  3. matt44644

    matt44644 Songster

    Sep 14, 2014
    Sanilac County,Michigan
  4. OB OBrien

    OB OBrien In the Brooder

    Jan 5, 2015
    Near Pensacola, Fl
    I have a barn and shop to store it in and a wife to move it. Hahaha Don't tell her I said that.
    I also have an ancient John Deere 5 wheel ATV from the late 60s that we use to carry stuff all over
    our 5 acres.
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2015
  5. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Songster

    Aug 28, 2014
    Oakland, CA
    My Coop
    W00T! Looks great.
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Cool! Let us know how it works out for you.

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