11 Nov ’17
Our old duck coop had seen better days, and after many years of use, it was time to build a new one. The old coop was originally built for egg laying chickens, then later modified for housing meat chickens. As new coops were designed and built (larger) our flocks increased in numbers, the old coop was once again modified to house our ducks which were raised for duck egg production.
The old duck coop was so old, it was falling apart, and we have since reduced the number of ducks we have. Time for a new one!
The new duck coop has been designed smaller in size: 3’ x 6’ or 18 square feet, which has ample room for our 3 ducks that we now keep as pets. The new design features a “porch” area and a closed in area for shelter from heavy weather. The floor of the coop is concrete, and there are doors that open the coop on both sides to allow for easy cleaning and access. The metal roof is designed to allow our heavy snow loads to slide off, away from the opening doors. The new coop is also situated closer to our duck pond, and nestled between some trees for additional protection from the weather.
I drew basic plans for the new coop in CAD to use as a guide while I built the new coop and have made these available FREE (in pdf file format). Instructions to download them are given in the description area below each video in the series ("Build a Duck Coop") on my Youtube channel.
Links to all the videos in this series:
Downeast Thunder Creations web site: http://www.downeastthunder.com
Shoestring Shipyard web site: http://www.shoestrin.....ipyard.com
Downeast Thunder Creations Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUUQWtP4dpKFwXTYQ57ex3g
Downeast Thunder Farm web site: http://www.downeastt.....erfarm.com
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