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My new coop.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Shagrat, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. Shagrat

    Shagrat Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are some pics of my coop project. It's a variation of the mul-t-coop from the DIY Chichen Coop book.



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    I haven't got the two side rooms done, but the birds are moved into the large room. It has an 8x12 coop, 2 8x8s & an 8x12 storage room. Once it's warm enough, I'll trim it out & paint.
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    Roost lifts up for cleaning.
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    Sliding door is a re-purposed refrigerator shelf.
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    Inside you can see the pull cable for the sliding door.
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    I'll add more pictures once it's painted & the side coops are finished.
     
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  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fantastic coop. If I was to build such a great one,, only thing I would do differently...... I would pour a cement floor ..( personal preference) If you used treated lumber on floor, then you are good also. Should last a looooooooong time.
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  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    More like a chicken barn, than a coop! What did you do for ventilation?
     
  4. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's the Bomb-diggity! [​IMG] Must be nice to be handy.
     
  5. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed, it's amazing!
     
  6. Shagrat

    Shagrat Out Of The Brooder

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    Eaves are vented.
     
  7. Shagrat

    Shagrat Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. Floor is all treated.
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Eaves let in air, but they don't exhaust air.
     
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  9. Shagrat

    Shagrat Out Of The Brooder

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    There is pretty good cross flow. I'll look into an exhaust system or vent (near the roof peak) this spring before I add more birds.
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Coops need a lot more ventilation than houses. The more you can put in the better. There isn't much of an overhang to shelter gable-type vents, so venting along the peak would be the best option. Chickens produce a lot of moisture, and it's essential that it gets vented out. Otherwise, you may end up with frostbite or respiratory issues. Ventilation is just as important in winter.
     

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