R-panel coops we build

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by redhotchick, May 29, 2011.

  1. redhotchick

    redhotchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We build livestock shelters & had a customer ask for a coop.Here is what we gave him. We built it in kit form in our shop. Then we put it together onsite.
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  2. jason_mazzy

    jason_mazzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nice
     
  3. gertiie

    gertiie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How awesome is that !! I love the big airy windows !
     
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    What a neat idea! Those large windows will provide excellent ventilation especially if the coop is located in a warm climate.
     
  5. country freedom

    country freedom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Those are really nice!
     
  6. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow!
    Great design - love the human-size access in both designs.

    You don't say where you're located but I agree with theoldchick - could you modify to Winterize for someone in a place with nasty Winter weather?
    Something as simple as plexiglas panels to cover the windows would make it weatherproof w/o cutting off the light.

    Also wanted to ask about flooring - setting directly on dirt will leave those coops predator-friendly.
    How about hardware cloth flooring?
     
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  7. redhotchick

    redhotchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well the floors can be whatever you decide. HomeDepot sells flat paving stones that will cover the floor easy & cheap. Concrete slab will be the best way. I am mounting mine on hinges so I can lift one side & wash the whole thing out with a water hose. The windows will get covered with a sheet of weaterproof siding in the winter. I am from TEXAS! so it dont get too cold down here.
    THANX FOR ALL THE COMMENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm not really sure what you mean about "mounting on hinges" but do be sure to secure the floor somehow. Right now in the picture you can see a gap between the ground and the side of the building which means a predator could easily dig under and into the coop and get all the chickens inside.
     
  9. wekiva bird

    wekiva bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like the the coops . [​IMG] Do you think wheels will work on these?
     
  10. redhotchick

    redhotchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had this idea to pour a slab.While it was wet,put hinges in the concrete.Then mount the coop to the hinges. You could then lift one side,& wash out the coop with a water hose.I dont know,just a thought. It would for sure need a floor. I am gonna pour a slab this week & I will post pics.I designed it to sit down on a slab where there is no way a critter could get into it.I dont think I over build, I just use the same materials I would build a commerical building with. Just like everyone on here,I love my chickens.That is why I made one to begin with. My girls can go "you keep a scratching,but you aint gettin in!"

    I love Twodogsfarms's idea about plexiglass.I did'nt think about that.It would keep it lit up on the inside. I'm gonna check on prices
     
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