the new coop almost move in ready

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by tielsflyhigh, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. tielsflyhigh

    tielsflyhigh Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 22, 2009

    new coop is almost done [​IMG]. Our ladies are almost feathered out and will be moving in soon. We have one barred rock, one red star, a gold laced wyandotte, a silver laced wyandotte ( all pullets) and 3 straight run silkies ( we are only going to keep future hens - the guys will have to go [​IMG] )

    the run is 5x12 and the coop 4x4. The coop has two opening roof panels ( can be tilted in summer and open for cleaning), outside nest boxes and a side door that also works as a window in summer- the screen is on hinges and opens to be able to push out litter ).

    The only flaw is the actual chicken door - it will need some sort of drawbridge mechanism because it is impossible to close the door from the outside of the run [​IMG] ( short of climbing in the coop every night [​IMG]) - it will get a little chain I guess

    I don't think we have to worry about too many predators where we live - mostly birds of prey...

    Any suggestions, comments advise ?
  2. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    That's nice looking coop [​IMG]
  3. lunkerchicken

    lunkerchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Neat design, I like how the door opens up - easy access.

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