Planning For Coop Renovation In Summer 2011- Advice Please! *PICS*

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by PepsNick, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    The addiction lives in my soul! I just got this great coop built for me in July, and now I'm in renovation. What do you think? I want to be able to fit 7 hens, for now heh.

    Current Coop Info

    - 2 Feet off the ground
    - 2 Nest Boxes
    - Floor 5 x 3
    - Holds 4 pullets
    - 3 Holes for Ventilation, 2 on either top sides of the coop, one below at the bottom. ones at the top can be covered. Both are covered by hardware cloth.
    - One main door, not walk-in.
    - Ramp leading up through chicken door
    - Painted blue w/ white trim
    - Run is 6 x 5, very hardy and predator proof, made of hardware cloth and wood. below the coop there is hardware cloth and on the side a door for changing out feed.
    - Storage (feed, wire, brooms, rakes, trashbags for cleaning, bedding, oyster shells, etc) is stored behind the coop.
    - Outside Nest Box Access
    - 1 Roost At The Top of The Coop



    Future New Coop Info!

    - On the ground
    - Walk-in, 6 feet high
    - 4 nest boxes
    - Two holes at the top for ventilation gone, have ventilation at bottom and very top. hardware cloth covered.
    - Chicken door that goes to the run, with small ramp at bottom
    - Still blue w/ white trim, painted "Nix Chix: The Ladies" on door
    - Keep the same run, and add another identical run on other side that can be closed off when needed
    - Storage still behind coop + run
    - 7x 4 floor
    - Heat lamp in corner for Winter
    - Outside Nest Box Access
    - Two parallel roosts at mid-level
    - Cute little rooster handle on outside nestbox door




    Thanks! [​IMG] Any advice or suggestions? Anything I should change? I'll post pictures of the plans soon and start a thread about the progress in the summer when I start. [​IMG]


    Thank you so much!



    Nick


    *Edited To Add* Here's the coop I'm renovating (this is an old pic, now ive cleared out the run to 1 roost, a feeder and a waterer. also this was taken before i made the area behind it for storage.


    From the front
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    From the side
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  2. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Wow, sounds great! [​IMG]
    Humm .. lemme' think .. [​IMG]

    The only thing I can think of is ... MAKE IT BIGGER! [​IMG]
     
  3. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy :

    Wow, sounds great! [​IMG]
    Humm .. lemme' think .. [​IMG]

    The only thing I can think of is ... MAKE IT BIGGER! [​IMG]

    Haha! Oh Fluffy, I would if I could! But my Dad and I are building it and I'm paying for it alone, so I can't have it to hold 200 chickies like you LOL! And plus I suck at building-- this is my first ever THING I've built! Is that sad? Totally!​
     
  4. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Yep, I understand!!
    I feel insulted ( Not ReallY [​IMG] ) I don't even have a 100 .. *Sticks nose in air and walks away ...* ( [​IMG] )
     
  5. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy :

    Yep, I understand!!
    I feel insulted ( Not ReallY [​IMG] ) I don't even have a 100 .. *Sticks nose in air and walks away ...* ( [​IMG] )

    LOL! Well you said you have almost that. *FEELS PROUD AND TALKS WITH A PROPER BRITISH ACCENT*​
     
  6. EMAW

    EMAW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nick,

    I would loose the heat lamp, for winter. You should not need it for warmth in winter being in Atlanta. You will then remove a fire hazard and the additional expense of operating it unnecessarily.

    Other than that sounds like you have a good plan.

    Good luck.
     
  7. Tdub4chiks

    Tdub4chiks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2 - I live in the snowbelt of NY, and I am not doing heat. Chickens wear a down jacket all year long. It's just too dangerous to have a heat lamp.
     
  8. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Quote:X2 - I live in the snowbelt of NY, and I am not doing heat. Chickens wear a down jacket all year long. It's just too dangerous to have a heat lamp.

    Oh, okay! Thanks.
     
  9. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

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    Egglanta, GA
    *added pics*.
     
  10. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Looks great! [​IMG]
     

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