*** POST ALL YOUR COOP IMPROVEMENTS HERE!! ***

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mat2dong, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. mat2dong

    mat2dong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi you guys!! So I made this to see what kind of improvements you made for your coops, runs, and chicken tractors:) The improvements can be clever ways to feed your girls, how you keep them from wasting, ways to water them, keeping water from freezing over, heating your coop, lighting your coop, etc etc:)

    I will start us off!!



    WATER HEATER
    This is more of a way to keep water from freezing over but it can really give enough heat in your coop for your girls as well!




    WATERING NIPPLES
    I made this waterer for my chicks when they where little. It's more for a brooder but you can very easily add water nipples to the bottom of a bucket if you want the water to last longer and water more girls:)




    PVC PIPE FEEDER
    This drian PVC pipe feeder works great and since I used a drain pipe it was really easy to cut. I used a utility knife to make all the cuts. Drain pipe is not only easy to cut but it was half of what normal PVC would cost!



    Here is how you can adjust the flow of the feed in the pipe:)



    Hope these are helpful!!
     
  2. CaraDD

    CaraDD Out Of The Brooder

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    Those are all great ideas! I am doing the light bulb in the cinder block...perfect!
     
  3. skippyscage

    skippyscage Out Of The Brooder

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    all very excellent ideas, thanks
     
  4. mat2dong

    mat2dong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you need any help just go ahead and post your questions! It was really easy to build though:)
     
  5. mat2dong

    mat2dong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, do you guys have any improvements you did for your coop?
     
  6. fairytails

    fairytails Out Of The Brooder

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    This is just great about the light bulb in cinder block. It looks like no tools are needed though some are visible in the background-- correct? Amazingly efficient use of cinderblock. Any old stoneware plate would probably work on the top.
     
  7. mat2dong

    mat2dong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, there are tools in the background but I did not use them for that project. I did the video on my work bench that is why you see tools:) If you do this please post some photo's so we may see how you did!
     

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