Chicken Coop Interior

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Even though the dimension were already established, given that I used a used dog house, I wanted to give the chickens a few places to hop around and roost. I’ve seen other coops that just have a single roost and maybe that’s fine, but I thought that maybe they’d get bored? Anyway, as you can see, they have 4 separate roosts, 2 sets of stairs and 2 landings. They seem to prefer the roost on the left… I’m guessing because it’s the highest.

The interior also has 2 of the watering cups as well for nights and winter months they may not want to be outside.

I plan to get the gravity-feeder in the interior as well, but I’m still working out how I can incorporate into the existing feeder without too many fittings and/or making it too complicated.

The Nesting Box
The nesting box is also connected to the 2 median roosts and one of the sets of stairs/landing.

The Computer Fan
I installed 1 .014v AC computer fan to aid in ventilation. I understand that chickens are susceptible to respiratory infections (heat/poop/urine) so I wanted to keep the air flowing without making it breezy. I plan of getting the fan set up to automatically turn on and off based on temperature (via the Arduino)

Gallery of the Chicken Coop Interior

David Naves

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Hi, I'm David Naves. I'm a daddy, hubby and currently live in Auburn California with (1) wife, (2) children, (1) dog, (1) cat, and (6) chickens. I play drums, am an avid fly fisherman a proud chicken nerd, as well as an Arduino enthusiast. I also enjoy using my general contractors license from time to time... even if just to over-build my Arduino Automated Chicken Coop As far as name-dropping and shameless self-promotion, I have over 20 years experience in the web industry and have helped build out Ticketmaster.com, Guess.com, Citysearch.com and DisneyChannel.com to name a few. I've co-founded an Emmy Award Winning Music Editing Firm in Los Angeles (Milky Music) and I hold a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration. I'm passionate about getting Small Business America in to the "Big Game" of SEO and ecommerce, so I founded LocalMarketplace.com™ to do just that. My favorite web host is Acenet, love my Chromebook, and am passionate about learning via Lynda.com. You can typically find me making noise out on Google+, Twitter and Facebook

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