June 21, 2012 in Tacoma Urban Coop Tour
4 more to go friends.
This morning’s coop is one of 2 that are just right around the corner from the shop. I will say that there are some coops that are easier than others to photograph. This one fell in the difficult category. However, this is one of the most inventive coops I’ve ever seen.
First I’ll say that this coop is constructed of material purchased at the Habitat Store. See, you can have a coop and make it on the cheap. Second this coop is entered from the deck. Yep, it’s an elevated coop. The girls have a long ramp that slopes down into a run that you can observe from the ground or up on the deck.
Another thing to check out (if it’s still set up) is the brooder inside of the coop. Normally we wouldn’t suggest having a heat lamp on in the coop, but this coop is so big it’s not a huge deal. I’m hoping that this setup makes the transition for the new girls easier.
This is one of the cases where exceptions should be made to the new city regulations of limiting the number of birds. This is a big family. A really big family. The proposed changes to the municipal code limit the number of birds to 6. 6 hens won’t feed this family.
The Second Tacoma Urban Coop Tour is Saturday, June 23rd from 10-4. Tickets are $5 for adults, kids 16 and under are free. You can purchase your tickets and map to all of the coops at GardenSphere.