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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. CarlaRiggs

    CarlaRiggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    What a clever idea! No one would ever know you had chickens under your home as it blends so well.
    On another note, we have coyotes here in Pasadena. They have absolutely no fear of people. I wouldn't count on coyotes not coming near the house, especially in the dark.

    Carla
     
  3. hencackle

    hencackle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    I think you did a good job of using what is ordinarily wasted space. Very clever! [​IMG]
     
  4. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

    Mar 20, 2008
    NJ
    I'm just stunned that your chick coop has DIRECTV!! Don't tell my girls or you'll start a mutiny! Nice Coop![​IMG]
     
  5. ChuckenGirl

    ChuckenGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    man, that is one nice coop!

    I bet they LOVE the cable tv!
     
  6. Suess hens

    Suess hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a great idea! So cool. As for the coyotes...yeah, they tend to not be so fearful as you hope, you may want to fashion some kind of door for night time.
     
  7. pvc coop

    pvc coop Out Of The Brooder

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  8. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    What an awsome idea! I am always teasing my hubby about how redneck we are! He denies it! I see you admit it, thats the first step![​IMG] Seriously though, it looks great, so creative too!
     
  9. 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.
     
  10. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Hi, really creative idea. I, too, would put a door on it for night time. I don't know what that room is over the coop, but if you put a trap door in the floor, you could feed them without leaving the house.
     

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