Newby's new coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by OB OBrien, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. OB OBrien

    OB OBrien Out Of The Brooder

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    Here it is ready for paint. The coop is 3 by 6 and the run is 6 by 9. You can see OPA's roll out egg nest. I modified his 2 nest plans to a 3 nest installation. There is a full length raise up lid for access to clean everything inside. Note the raccoon proof hasps on the lid, drawer, nest box and gate.
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    Here's the inside showing the ramp up to the roost and the opened poop drawer (3 by 6)
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    Here's the view of the nest boxes, ramp and a short roost.
    I will be adding a landing pad/step in front of the nest boxes that will also fold up to close up the nests.
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    So there it is. I still have to add the automatic door, sand and PDZ mix, automatic waterer, treadle feeder and chickens. I would appreciate all your comments and opinions.
    I want to say thanks for all the ideas I have got from this BYC forum.
    Thanks everyone.
    OB
    Near Pensacola, Fl.
     
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  2. Chick-e-poo

    Chick-e-poo Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks great! How many chickens will you have?
     
  3. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks great! Is the upper unpainted wood removable for more ventilation? That would be my only concern/suggestion given that you're in FL.

    And I highly recommend the Chicken Fountain waterer. I installed mine last week. Just love it.
     
  4. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. OB OBrien

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    I'm planning on 5 hens and a Roo. Maybe more later.
     
  6. OB OBrien

    OB OBrien Out Of The Brooder

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    Inside the house ? its open through to the bottom around the edges of the poop drawer with a 2 inch gap all around. Then the top is open all the way to the tin. There is also a 2 inch gap between the sides and the tin. So I think there will be adequate ventilation. I am also planning on putting in some windows that can be opened or shut.

    OK on the waterer. I have bought the automatic watering nipples. Will put them on a PVC pipe out in the pen. May add a rain gutter to collect rain water to supply the automatic waterer.

    My neighbors are calling it my Taz-ma-hall ?
     
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  7. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like you're good to go! What kind of chickens are you putting in there?
     
  8. OB OBrien

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    Probably 4 hens and a Roo.
     
  9. WthrLady

    WthrLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    6 birds and 18 sq ft? Small and hot in florida.

    Love the pan lid door!
     

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