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Plethora of Plans for Coops, Feeders, Nests, Etc

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by GranHabano, May 21, 2008.

  1. GranHabano

    GranHabano Out Of The Brooder

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    Jacky'sMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great info! Thanks, I just wish I could read/speak carpenter-ese [​IMG]
     
  3. Timmo

    Timmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! That's some really interesting stuff. Check out the dates, many are from the 20's and 30's. Some structural requirements may have changed, but the coop layouts offer some great ideas, especially for anyone looking for ideas on large layer houses.

    Thanks for the link!
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    There is a thread somewhere in the archives with several more and that link to many other old style coops. I'll search around and see if I can find it.
     
  5. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    OMG, I think I need to go back to school! I opened one of the plans, took a look at the detail and hightailed it out of there! I'm the kind of "carpenter" who needs everything labeled A goes to A, etc.[​IMG]
     
  6. Timmo

    Timmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you see the three-story broiler house? Wow...

    I wouldn't want to be tasked with the chore of raking the litter out, but that house is really something!

    If a person can look at drawings and visualize the finished product, old plans like that can keep you occupied for hours.

    There are a few plans there that are questionable, like the caged layer houses (I think everyone would agree that those need to fade to black). But most of them are open-aired with roosts and separate feeding/laying areas.

    Neat stuff.
     
  7. Timmo

    Timmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Any luck finding the other thread?
     
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  8. GranHabano

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    Yeah, I noticed that the recommended sizes for the number of chickens was terribly skewed on some of those. But, they are fun to look through and get some ideas. Plus...I couldn't find the plans for the elevators for the 2 and 3 story coops.
     
  9. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fantastic Link! Thanks so much for sharing it. Just in time too, there's a great plan there for nest boxes. We'll be building those soon.
     
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