New So. Cal Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by TheDonger, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. TheDonger

    TheDonger Out Of The Brooder

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    If you want to see all the pictures from start to finish go to my page.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=89220

    Coops is 4 X 3 with 3 X 1.5 nest box. The run area is an additional 12 X 3.

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    Split level coop, with Nest Box on the Left & attached run on the right. Removable panels on the upper level doors. Vinyl floors (Free from my neighbor), Roost (2x4) and Poop Board (Floor & Poop board are removable for cleaning). Water tank with float valve, linked into the sprinkler system, their is also 1 sprinkler inside the run area. The 11 Gal. water tank feeds 3 nipple waters, 2 are under the coop and one just inside the run area.

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    Nest box with storage compartment (Still needs the door attached). Feed bucket with auto feeder (I'm not sure the girls have gotten the hang if it yet) Some of the girls out enjoying the sun.
     
  2. BarredRock971

    BarredRock971 Out Of The Brooder

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    Nice coop! [​IMG]
     
  3. ashleylancaster

    ashleylancaster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    VERY NICE! [​IMG]
     
  4. gunnarmcc

    gunnarmcc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    coop looks great... where in socal are you located i live in costa mesa want to come build me one now [​IMG]
     
  5. farmerinKC

    farmerinKC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks very nice and two levels-good idea! Painting it white should help to keep it cool. [​IMG] Your chickens will be very happy I'm sure.
     
  6. redhotchick

    redhotchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Real nice city coop![​IMG] I mean real nice!
     
  7. hondo58

    hondo58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fantastic use of the existing space. What a beautiful structure.
     
  8. TheDonger

    TheDonger Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:We are also in Costa Mesa, and NO I do NOT want to build another Coop for a long time [​IMG] (It was a bit more work than I had thought, but in the end the extra work will be worth it in easy cleaning & Maint. etc.)

    But you are welcome to come check it out sometime.... [​IMG]
     
  9. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Quote:Awesome I have a water storage tank as well. I have a bit more room its thirty gallons but very much the same principal. I am in San Diego East county up in the high desert. I have calculated out that that one 30 gal tank will feed about forty chickens a week. Eventually I want to put a float valve in mine as well. Looks like you used a standard toilet float valve can you buy those separate?

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  10. TheDonger

    TheDonger Out Of The Brooder

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    perchie.girl :

    Awesome I have a water storage tank as well. I have a bit more room its thirty gallons but very much the same principal. I am in San Diego East county up in the high desert. I have calculated out that that one 30 gal tank will feed about forty chickens a week. Eventually I want to put a float valve in mine as well. Looks like you used a standard toilet float valve can you buy those separate?

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    I got this one on Amazon, just did a search for 1/2 in Float valvue, this one is Brass and the float ball and arm did not come with it, but I got them at the local HWS. My 11 Gal. Tanks should be plenty for our 5 Girls.​
     

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