Woot we have a bouncing baby coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Celticdragonfly, May 15, 2019.

  1. Celticdragonfly

    Celticdragonfly Songster

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    It's done!

    There is some space at the bottom of the run, because they built it on blocks so it would be level. We need to get pavers or something to block that off, whitewash the inside of the coop, and make the anti-predator apron.

    The side facing the house
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    Door to the coop on the south side
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    Inside the run looking at the coop
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    In the run looking north
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    Roost with poop board tray - roost can move and the whole tray can come out for cleaning if needed.
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    Nesting boxes
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    West wall, window with shutters since storms tend to come from west or southwest
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    The run door has springs so it will close, and a latch string inside to open it.
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  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    WOOT!!!
    Very nice.
    Be sure to add an apron around the entire thing.


    Does the west wall window have hardware cloth on it?
    That might need to stay open A LOT for more ventilation, especially in our summer heat.
     
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  3. Celticdragonfly

    Celticdragonfly Songster

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    Yes, all windows have hardware cloth.

    Advise me on how best to fill in that gap under the run?
     
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  4. Norcal527

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    That's a beautiful coop! I love the removable tray for under the roost
     
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  5. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    I think you should build a hardware cloth apron all the way around it.
    Then put some stepping stone type things on top of the apron.


    Let me go look for a picture of what I am talking about. BRB
     
  6. Celticdragonfly

    Celticdragonfly Songster

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    I'm worried about the chicks getting under the run edge from the inside. Also about providing good support for it over time. I am wondering about shoving some kind of paving stones underneath from the inside. And still the fencing wire apron outside.
     
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  7. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Something similar to this but with 1/2 inch hardware cloth and make sure it is attached to wood on the bottom of the coop/run well.
     
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  8. Mybackyardpeepers

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    Very Kool!!! Makes me want to upgrade and mine isn't even done yet, lol.
     
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  9. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Rats can crawl right through those holes too.
    Hardware cloth will help keep rats out and trust me...rats will so up out of no where.
     
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  10. That looks like a really, really nice coop. Well done, you!
     
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