My chicken coop with feeder and waterer all from ideas form this forum

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by rogueshovel, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. rogueshovel

    rogueshovel New Egg

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    Built this coop using cattle panels and some left over lumber. I'm a builder and save what ever I have left from jobs.

    I also built the house out of left over salvaged lumber.

    The kids are my grandchildren that live with me.

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    I used 3 cattle panels for a 8 X 12 pen. Then I covered the panels with 2 layers of 2 X 4 fencing. I laid wire on the ground around the coop probable didn't need to because of all the rocks in the soil but thought ya never know.

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    I’ve had three of these water fountain bottles setting in my shop for a couple of weeks. Just been looking at em and thinking how I could use em. This is what I came up with. Some times I’m just slow.

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    Feeder. I took a 5 gallon bucket and drill four 1 1/4 inch holes right at the bottom. then I took a tube of silicone and glued a funnel in the bottom of the bucket so the feed would be directed to the outside edge where the holes are. I then used the silicone to glue the bucket to the metal pan. I got the pan at Tractor Supply. The chain was left over from some electrical lights I hung on a job some time ago. The lid I bought at Lowes. I keep everything. And yes I had chickens roosting in it until I hung it.

    Waterier: I used silicone again to glue the small top on the bottle. You can also use a piece of tire tube and hose clamp if you don't have a plastic top. I drilled a one inch hole in the bottom that's where I put the water in. Then I drill a 1/4 inch hole in the bottom side that's where the water comes out. The plastic base is an oil drain pan I got at the auto parts store. The jug just sets in the pan. To fill lift jug and turn upside down and fill with water then flip over and into pan. As chickens drink the water level drops and more water is aloud to leak into pan.

    total cost for both was about 8 bucks.

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  2. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    Love the pics.Thank you for sharing the info on the feeder/waterer.
     
  3. BWKatz

    BWKatz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really nice. I finally figured out the run was sloped plus the angle of the pictures make the coop look really lopsided. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. rogueshovel

    rogueshovel New Egg

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    Quote:LOL does look a little lop sided. I live on the side of a small mountain so I have no level gound. The house is level the coop goes with the grade.
     
  5. matimeo

    matimeo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love it. Pretty lookin' chickens too.
     

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