Coop With A View

  • As
    my wife usually says, when I build, I usually go over the top. Building
    in a back yard that goes straight uphill makes a challenge for any
    builder, and this build was no exception. I tried to find the best spot
    for the least amount of pain in my back and eye appeal to myself and my
    neighbors. as you scroll through my pics, you will see my 10 week
    journey in which I was able to shed 30 pounds, and spent nearly $2000.
    Some of the details that I do not have pics for, but are installed are
    the vents located on the peaks of the coop. The interior light of the
    coop is on a timer set for 14 hours of daylight. When the timer turns
    the lights off for the evening, a light sensor kicks on the night light
    located on the rear wall which can be seen in one of the pics. The
    window, which is south facing receives the morning light, but is shaded
    by the overhang. I am thinking about adding a south/western facing
    window for afternoon light. I am still kicking around the idea of adding
    a poop board which can be accessed from outside the coop. The floor of
    the coop has sheet vinyl installed for easy cleanup. There is an outlet
    mounted in the floor for the heated water hookup. The water will be on
    an elevated stand with a hole in the top for the electric to be plugged
    into the floor.


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  1. Rickjenkins47
    @SCYankees There are 12 chickens in the pen in the pic. 3 Australorp, 3 Barred Rock, 3 Golden Sex link, 2 Blue Laced Red Wyandottes, and 1 Buff Orpington Rooster. I have room left over for raising chicks for meat also. The pen area is 11' x 12' and the coop is 6' x 8'.
  2. SCYankees
    Nice work! How many chickens are you planning to keep in this?