What's the one thing you wish you had included in your coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MaryJanet, Jul 26, 2019.

  1. Kris5902

    Kris5902 Free Ranging

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    Brrrr. No, thank you!
     
  2. And with 2 runs you could "rest" one for long enough to grow green forage for the chooks then swap sides and grow more forage while they eat the greens!
     
  3. -40C ! :eek: Nonononono
     
  4. archeryrob

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    Or one coop has poop boards made from 2x12's and we just scrap it off with a drywall taping knife. I got this idea for the young ones and just dumped leftover sane in it for chicken litter.
     
  5. Toothpick

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    Just one thing? Maybe a slide out poop tray. Like in bird cages you can just slide out the bottom of the cage, clean it, and slide it back in. That would be nice. Slide out the tray, dump it, slide it back in. Some small chicken coops have this and it’s very useful.

    One day I’ll build my dream coop and it will consist of many convenience features.
     
  6. Julesstarohio56

    Julesstarohio56 Chirping

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    Make sure your poop board is as wide as a grown up chicken will be. I’m speaking from experience. ;)
     
  7. jthornton

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  8. Wise Woman

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    The one thing I wish I could have in my coop is a brooder. But we don't have a lot of space and I had to keep the size of my coop down in order for it to fit in the covered run. Other than that, I am pretty darn happy with my coop. It has been in use for a year and a half now and works pretty well otherwise. I might see if I can figure out a way to install one under the roost as the chickens are rarely inside the coop unless they are laying an egg or sleeping. So it might work out ok to take up some of the floor space with a brooder. After all, it wouldn't be there permanently.
     
  9. HopeSprings

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    Just blow them out after use! Used to do this with greenhouse hoses.
     
  10. HopeSprings

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    Well, I did include a window at the floor that swings out and up for cleaning the coop. Above are sand covered poop boards, 2’ deep. The sand is easily sifted each morning. And the vinyl flooring extends up the walls. (The sand is at most 2" deep ... not 2'! B7AFB312-E028-4378-B8F5-EC85EEBB559A.jpeg
     

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