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My Juvie Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by redfish514, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. redfish514

    redfish514 Out Of The Brooder

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    I had to get my three Golden Comets and five Black Stars out of my house! Chick dust everywhere. So I put the Juvie coop together without any real plan. I knew I wanted vinyl flooring to pull out and clean, suspended cooler with waterer nipples, hanging heat lamp and pvc feeder. It came together fairly easily. The girls are four weeks and five weeks old. They will stay in there till they get closer to the same size as my existing flock. Until then, they will have to verbally and visually figure out peaking order. Only thing I need to add are some slats/stairs for them to get in and out. The coop is four foot by five foot. Lastly, a word of warning, if you've never used corrugated sheet metal, the stuff will cut you by just looking at it. Thanks for looking.

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  2. modernsettlers

    modernsettlers Out Of The Brooder

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    Coop looks great! We use corrugated metal for the roof on our coop too - you aint lying! It will cut you like you snitched.

    Are those pool floats covering the sharp ends? That's genius!
     
  3. redfish514

    redfish514 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!
    Yes, those are pool noodles. Unfortunately the bottom roof line is the perfect height for a child to run into, so I had to do something.
     

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