my final new coop design (I think) :)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mudpaw, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. mudpaw

    mudpaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just keep changing my mind but I think I have finally 100% pinned down the coop design for what I'm building. This will be my second as my first was way too small for my chicken addiction to contain [​IMG] Right now it is tentatively sized at 6' x 6' (but will likely end up being made larger-maybe 8' x 8') . I didn't include any measurements since it's not a concrete plan-not to mention the scale is way off. Enjoy and maybe it will inspire someone else [​IMG] Oh, BTW it's designed for the ridiculous heat we get down here in GA (so lots of ventilation!) as well as my very small city backyard (I'm a few blocks from the main road through downtown). It's also not raised on legs so that it won't be visible above my privacy fence (chickens are legal here, but I have already had neighbor issues-so I'm trying to avoid more conflict [​IMG] [​IMG] ). Nothing fancy really, but, look good?

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  2. Tomhusker

    Tomhusker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll take 2.
     
  3. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks very nice. It's very similar to the coop I'm having built for me, hopefully this month.

    Just a thought: I wonder if you might put the exterior nest boxes on a different wall. The way you have it now in your design, on rainy days you'd be standing right in the runoff from the roof as you open up the nestboxes.
     
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  4. mudpaw

    mudpaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:hmm...good point. I think I could easily make that change-thanks [​IMG]
     
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  5. mudpaw

    mudpaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so a good point was made, so I made an updated version of the design (as well as got the ok to make it bigger- 6' x 8' -so I reflected that too) - expect an interior draw up later [​IMG]

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  6. SunshineSteedFarm

    SunshineSteedFarm Seramatching Equestrian

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    Very nice! [​IMG]
     
  7. mudpaw

    mudpaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    UPDATE: Here's the interior designs [​IMG]

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    sorry it's so small-but the important stuff in there is a poop board and ladder roost, also a homemade gravity feeder.

    (BTW -the name is Welsh (pronounced Cywion Hafen)- just in case you were wondering what sort of horrible typo that was LOL [​IMG]
     
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  8. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's looking nice. Make sure that the window is removable. I'd put some mesh under it. In the summer, it may get far too hot inside if the sun goes in through the window. Or, will it be in the shade?
     
  9. mudpaw

    mudpaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks [​IMG] All the windows open (there are double hung windows on the sides and then swing-out windows on the front and back)-and are all covered with hardware cloth on the interior. There are also wooden doors that open on the side (hinged at the top) for even more ventilation. The dark green areas at the top of the walls are also ventilation covered with hardware cloth. It will be in the shade except for the early morning.
     

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