1. ptjeff

    ptjeff Chirping

    Apr 23, 2013
    Hello All,
    First i'd like to thank all of you who unselfishly posted your designs and creations. I have been working on the design for a long time, thanks to the executive committee (tongue in cheek.)

    Floor print is 8' x 8' with a 4' x 8' coop that is 18" off the ground
    Watering with 6 nipples. The food bin is based on the YouTube by RobBob (et. al.) down under.
    I will probably do something about the top of the food bin to keep them off and change the height of the water. It seems too low.
    I'm in the Lake Erie region of Ohio and it can get pretty cold, so i'll post some of my design ideas for keeping the water from freezing.
    I've got the food and water facing outward for now to watch them and see what i need to modify, but ultimately will try to get it situated so that i do not have to traipse through the run to fill and monitor.
    Thanks again to all who have helped me through this journey, looking forward to the bounty the second week of Dec.

  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Nice looking setup - though I would like to ask about your ventilation as I do not see much. Is it vented at the eaves?
  3. ptjeff

    ptjeff Chirping

    Apr 23, 2013
    thanks and yes its vented in the eaves as well as the corrugated roofing does not have blocking.
    I found a calculation that gave me an idea how much ventilation space required for the volume of the coop, but i cant find it to save my life right now.
    but just in case, my OCD kicking in, I have the walls framed so that i can add another vent on either side of the coop.
    There is a temp and humidity sensor in the coop to keep me updated on the status.
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Very nice coop!!!! Love it!

    See that eave at the highest point? I would cut a slit the entire length of that space from one side of the coop to the other. And just as thick as that section is. Chickens need about 1 square foot per bird of vent space to stay warm and dry during the winter or any very humid time.

    Otherwise, nice digs!

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