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Red Neck Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by pvc coop, May 31, 2008.

  1. pvc coop

    pvc coop Out Of The Brooder

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    Red Neck Coop

    because it's part of the Trailer house.

    The porch is on the front of the Moble Home. There were just 4 x 4 legs underneath it. So I decided to box it in and in one corner have a 5' x 6' coop. My carpenter skills are very limited, so keeping it simple. I learned a lot from BYC on whats needed. For example, the easy open nesting box, lighting, easy to clean flooring which can be slid out for cleaning, etc. I have 4 laying hens (RIR's ) due to start laying late August. They are not locked up and free range in our yard. I had to clip thier wing feathers 1 inch to keep them inside our fence. If I have a snake problem then I will start locking them up and securing the bottom of the siding better. All I bought was 2 sheets of siding for the outside walls and 1 sheet of plywood for the inside walls and flooring. The rest of the framing was scrap 2x4's.

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    Before Paint. I had a half gallon of paint laying around. Could of used some more, but maybe later.

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    Hindged panel opens for cleaning. Plywood floor covered with plastic slides out for cleaning.

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    Entrance not secured at this time. If a snake starts stealing eggs then I will. I don't think coyote's will come this close to home.

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    Lid opes on nesting box.

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    Looing inside the coop. Nesting box's on left. 2x4's for roosting

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    The yard. I had to trim wing feathers 1" to keep them inside fence.

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    This sheet of plywood blocks the south wind on the entrance.

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    Side view of nesting box.

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    Finished view.
     
  2. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    Love it! No bugs under your trailer!! [​IMG]
     
  3. Chickafoog

    Chickafoog Out Of The Brooder

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    May 21, 2008
    Wow! Made into your house!
    I want somthing like that! : )
     
  4. pvc coop

    pvc coop Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for everybodies compliments and laughs. I don't know how it happened but somehow my original post came up twice. I must of double clicked. Anyway sorry about that. Everybody have a good day.
     
  5. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I love it! It looks great! Good thinking.
     
  6. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    That's great! You're not using up more prime real estate, just using wasted space. Good thinking! [​IMG]
     
  7. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    I LOVE IT!
     
  8. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    Colorado
    Brilliant! I love good ole fashioned ingenuity. I bet your chickens are very happy there.
     

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