Made some more progress on the Banty Shanty this weekend

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Eggsoteric, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. Eggsoteric

    Eggsoteric Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I took advantage of the beautiful weather.we had this weekend to get some more work done on the Banty Shanty:

    First, and most important, had to position signage. [​IMG]

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    Ok, so, onto the more substantial stuff:

    Got some hardware cloth on all the windows (have the holes in my hands to prove it):

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    Got the nesting boxes done (view from the inside):

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    From the outside. Now, here's the "fun" part. There are 2 ways you can gather the eggs. The lower door:

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    Or, if you're feeling a bit more "adventurous," you can gather the eggs thru the top door: [​IMG]

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    Just make sure you put the lid down before you go:

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    What's a Shanty without an Outhouse! [​IMG]

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    Interesting outhouse facts. When outhouses were first established in the 1800s, a lot of folks couldn't read. Therefore, in order to tell the difference, a women's outhouse had the crescent moon, whereas the men's outhouse had a star.
     
  2. Rod-T

    Rod-T Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks awesome. .. should have a sign saying. .all hens must wash feet..after using nest
     
  3. Eggsoteric

    Eggsoteric Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For the most part, the Banty Shanty is done!!! Just have a punch out list of things to do.

    Right side with doors open and removable roosts (for ease of cleaning):

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    Right side (doors shut)

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    Left side:

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    Lower egg collection door:

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    Upper egg collection door:

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    Back side:

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    Front side with inspector No. 11, Chops:

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    Used some old metal roofing we had lying around:

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    I'm pretty tickled with the way this turned out. I think overall it has that "shanty" look we were going for. [​IMG]

    Still need to build the hoop pens but I'm optimistic that I have the banties out by this upcoming weekend (at the latest July 4th weekend).
     
  4. BantamTurkey

    BantamTurkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice!! I love your design. And the upper collection door. Lol
     

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