I wouldn't change one thing about my coop! Rain Barrel Pics as request

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Chicks4MyFamily, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. Chicks4MyFamily

    Chicks4MyFamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2011
    Valley City, OH
    I love love love my new coop! With all the advice and suggestions I received on BYC I think I created the perfect small backyard flock coop!
    What I love...
    1. The gutter on the back of the coop that runs into our rain barrel. It is perfect for watering our garden
    2. Sand in my run! It couldn't be easier to clean with a cat litter scoop and there is NO smell!
    3. Hardwire cloth - after all the horror stories it was worth the $ to invest in protection rather than replacing our "pets"
    4. Auto feeder and waterer makes my life so much easier
    5. Sleek and clean design
    6. The entire side to the left of the nesting boxes is on hinges and opens for easy easy cleaning
    7. A boot tray under each perch (which are positioned by each window) allows me to dump them every couple of days and keep the coop practically POO free!
    8. The raised coop design allows our hens access to lots of shade and they stay cool and we hang our chick feeder and waterer underneath and everything stays dry!
    9. The run is completely dry and the roof provides protection from all weather
    10. Hardware cloth AND mosquito netting on windows keeps the coop practically bug free
    11. The ventilation is great in the coop with the open top under the roof (covered in hardware cloth) and the windows
    12. The overhang on the roof makes ALL the difference with the weather staying away from coop and run

    Right now our bantam polish chicks are in a small cage in our run I can't wait till they can be free with the big girls
    Thank you all for your advice, suggestion and support! I Love BYC!

    Pic: The entire left side hinges open to allow cleaning, basket hung near nesting boxes for easy egg collecting, blue bucket is automatic waterer which leads to nipple waterer underneath coop, rain barrel to collect water for our "chicken" garden

    Pic: Automatic feederer, rain barrel setup and part of our outhouse I use for storage

    Pic: Happy Chickens

  2. Jerseycoop

    Jerseycoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2011
    New Jersey
    Very nice! Love the rain barrel [​IMG]
  3. Chiko

    Chiko Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Orem, Utah.
  4. pawsplus

    pawsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2008
    Middle TN
    It really is GREAT!!! One of the nicest I've seen. [​IMG]
  5. ChickInDelight

    ChickInDelight Never an Empty Nest

    Apr 27, 2011
    Browntown, VA
    I think I love your coop more than you do. What artistry! Love the sign, the weathervein, and the tilted planters beside the rain barrel. Never have I seen such an ecclectic colletion come together in total practicality and design. Kudos. [​IMG]

    Hey, how about you plan to spend a weekend in this junkyard behind my house and see if you can be inspired to find a coop. [​IMG]
  6. Poppafrog

    Poppafrog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2011
    Horn Lake MS
    Awsome Coop!!!!!
  7. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2011
    Milner, Georgia
    You like the rain barrel, I like the outhouse.[​IMG] When I was a young boy me and a chicken had a run go round in an outhouse. I do like the coop too. One of the neater looking ones I've seen.
  8. SoTXChickenFarmer13

    SoTXChickenFarmer13 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 5, 2011
    Corpus Christi
    That's a great looking coop. Lots of nice features![​IMG]
  9. sutillman

    sutillman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2009
    south georgia
    Like the outhouse too! They weren't so cute back in my day when you had to actually use one!!!
  10. swmalone

    swmalone Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2011
    Northern Utah
    I really like the entire design. I like that it is a great looking, functional coop, but that you also included a lot of little add ons like the plants, wind chimes and signs. Just to quench my own curious nature how much did it all cost? If you tell me you got all the wood reclaimed or for free I have to move.

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