My chicken coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Lolipop, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. Lolipop

    Lolipop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is my chicken coop. I still have to add the run and the roosts.

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  2. ECBW

    ECBW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looking good. Some suggestions:

    * Hang the windows from the top. When open, they become awnings and keeps the rain out.
    * Install gable vents to allow heat and moisture to rise and exit the coop.
    * Nests can be raised to create more floor space. My nests are 18" up.
     
  3. 4 the Birds

    4 the Birds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    +1 Had the same thoughts. You could set the nests on an old thin table and cut the legs to 18". You could hang a waterer or feeder below. [​IMG]
     
  4. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice looking Coop!

    Are the paddles going to be roosts?
     
  5. Lolipop

    Lolipop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote: Yes!

    Quote: +1 Had the same thoughts. You could set the nests on an old thin table and cut the legs to 18". You could hang a waterer or feeder below. [​IMG]

    For the windows, I hadn't thought of that when I cut them, so there isn't enough space to allow them to fold up. [​IMG]
     
  6. 4 the Birds

    4 the Birds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you hinge them on the top then you can prop them open at at 45 or 90 degree angle with some type of hinged stick or locking arm hinge. They would not need to swing fully back to the coop (your gable does not allow that anyway). I was just thinking the during rain events that you can have ventilation and window would act as an awning.
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2013

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