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Full of Amenities - Backyard Chicken Coops

Full of Amenities - Backyard Chicken Coops - Southernliving. Carolyn Llorens, an architect, designed this 8- by 6-foot coop and the 8- by 12-foot run. The coop door is 18 inches off the floor so the chickens don’t all run out when the door opens. An egg door allows easy access to nest boxes. Heating pads keep the girls warm in winter, and hardware cloth sunk into concrete keeps out predators.

Even chickens are creatively inspired by art :-) LOVE the tile floor----easy to clean & just throw straw in the winter for warmth!

by Rebecca Nickols I’m very excited to share this month’s “Coop Coop”. –  It’s full of unique features and gadgets that I know will inspire a lot of our readers. The solar powered aspect is innovative alone, but wait until you see the nesting boxes and coop door opener! Continue reading as Gale Thomas-Goodman describes …

Size: Nest boxes should be big enough for your hen to stand in comfortably Nesting material: dry wood shavings over straw. Often a roost bar or step is added in front of the box to give the hen a place to jump to before entering the nest box. Also a "lip" is added to the front of the nesting box to keep the bedding material in place make sure they aren't too high for the hens but not higher than the roosts or you'll have hens sleeping inside the nest boxes.

10 Ways To Upgrade Your Chicken Coop

Most of the quail coop is built – it lacks only the nesting box added onto the right side. I love my blue door!  I found a full size (but narrow) door, cut it down and painted it. Along the b…

How to Build the Ultimate Chicken Coop

Nesting Boxes Tucked behind a drop-down door, this trio of cozy cubbies is situated so that eggs are within easy reach—as Heather demonstrates. A raised ledge keeps any from rolling out.

more ideas - hatch behind chicken poop boards under roosts that could be cleaned so droppings go directly into compost bins underneath?