My coop I made with stuff I had laying around.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Tombrewster421, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. Tombrewster421

    Tombrewster421 Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's my coop that I attached to an existing shed with leftover materials from my jobs. It's 6' by 12' with a raised floor made of car decking.
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    Here you can see that I installed electrical. The roosts are on the left with trays that pull out to collect the manure. On the right is the nesting boxes with storage and a brooder above.[​IMG]
    here's a close up of the manure tray.
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    here's the brooder with some chicks. To the right you can just make out the feeder. There's also an automatic waterer next to it. I just need to figure out a way to make that work when it freezes outside.
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    here you see the door on the other side. The chicken door and ramp. You have to go through the coop to get into the run. I thought this would be the best way to keep out predators.(like my dog) You can also see the cute windows I saved from my shed building days.
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    Here's a view of the large run. One day I might get around to covering it, and painting the coop and shed.
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    Last edited: Apr 14, 2012
  2. 78Vette

    78Vette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks good. I may try somthing like that for the roost and manure tray. That looks like a good idea.
     
  3. colson

    colson Out Of The Brooder

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    That looks awesome haha!
     
  4. wholewheatchicken

    wholewheatchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I LOVE it!!!! I wish you could come here and build some houses for me, LOL!
     
  5. barbiegirl

    barbiegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a very nice coop. :D
     
  6. Hawkeye95

    Hawkeye95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    looks great! :)
     
  7. Montana-Hens

    Montana-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is always great when you can use free resources. We had to buy some supplies for our last coop and it just about killed me.
     
  8. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    You had all that stuff just laying around? Can I come dig in your scrap pile? ;)
     
  9. Tombrewster421

    Tombrewster421 Out Of The Brooder

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    There's not much left to pick through. Got a bunch of scrap steel though. Maybe someday I'll get around to a welding project.
     
  10. marlo1968

    marlo1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great looking coop...to keep your automatic waterer from freezing, and without knowing the type of system it is, could you use heat tape that is used for water pipes under mobile homes? Just wrap it around and plug it in?

    Made my coop out of recycled materials also, but I don't think my scrap pile is as nice as yours...lol....mine's a little rough looking, especially when compared to yours..[​IMG]
     

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