Coop update

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Blog entry by mervillehomesteader posted 01-24-2014 05:48 AM 1030 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just thought I would add some shots of the doors and interior as per requests. The thing is only a few months old and already getting the creepy barn cobwebs hanging from the rafters. The chickens really dig it and we are now getting about 16 eggs a day. Happy, happy chickens

Heres the dutch doors at the front. Not a bad challenge, just 1/2 inch cedar panels sandwiched with more 1/2 inch cedar for the rails and stiles.

This is the roost. It is simply attached with a screw at each rafter making a hinge, and when you want to clean you just lift it out of the way.

These are the double side doors. A close up of the slider to lock them. Note the rays of light. Will be doing a shiplap or t&g next door for sure.

Not much to see here. Just a nesting box all covered in poop. There is a long door on the back that leads outside for grabbing eggs. We just use the one nest for all 20 some hens, they like the communal feel of it better they say. Its around 4ft long with a single 12×12ish hole.
We cover the floor with sawdust, wood chips and handplane shavings, and just keep adding, and in about a year or so we will clean it out and put it on the garden. Super food for plants Yum Yum.

-- Perfectly Imperfect. Thats my style!

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#1 posted 01-24-2014 04:46 PM

Happy chickens, layin’ farm fresh eggs. Life doesn’t get much better than that. :-)

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#2 posted 01-25-2014 01:34 AM

Thanks for the follow-up.

-- Dave K.

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#3 posted 01-25-2014 03:42 AM

No prob. Thanks for the interest.

-- Perfectly Imperfect. Thats my style!

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