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My Quaker Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jballone, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. jballone

    jballone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some pics and a short description of my 4'x4' "Quaker Coop" that I constructed this summer. The coop currently houses 3 hens but could easily fit 4-5.

    This coop is 4' x 4' with wheel barrow handles and wheels for moving it around the "homestead"!
    In this pic you can see the "man door", nest box with locking lid and 14"x21" window.

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    Here is the back of the coop showing the vent and pop door.
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    Here is a pic of the interior showing the PVC feeder and roost with poop tray.
    The tray is filled with fine sand making cleaning easy.

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    The nest box lid.
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    The girls looking for treats!
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  2. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    THAT IS AN AMAZING COOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. Azriel

    Azriel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love your coop, how did you make your pcv feeders, I would like to make some. Or you could just come and make me a coop.[​IMG]
     
  4. jballone

    jballone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the kind comments.

    The feeders were made following instructions somewhere on this site. The vertical tube is 2" pvc attached to a 4" pvc drain cap. It is attached to the cap with a couple self tapping screws. The part of the tube that is in the cap has a notch cut out of it to allow the feed to pour into the cap.
     
  5. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SWEET! I have the little 3x4 Quaker and now soooo wish I had bought the 4x4. Just that extra foot would make a big difference for my big girls.
     
  6. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait, I just noticed that your coop matches your house and the other structure, garage? That's awesome. The chickens live in a mini version of your house.
     
  7. jballone

    jballone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, we color matched the coop to the shakes in the peaks of the house. =)
     
  8. Snarg

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    I see the handles and wheel. How heavy is this thing and is it difficult to move around?
     
  9. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I think this is the most perfect coop I have ever seen, other than a shed conversion.

    Wow!!!
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  10. jballone

    jballone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm guessing it weighs around 300lbs but when lifting with the handles it's feels 50lbs. If I had to push it up a steep hill I'd have trouble. Pushing or pulling around the yard is not problem.
     

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