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‘July 12, 1938. A. T. OLSON " 2,123,289 POULTRY COOP Filed July 19, 1937 ‘ INVENTOR. ARTHUR. T. OLSON. ATTORNEY. Patented July 12, 1938 2,123,289 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,123,289 POULTRY COOP Arthur '1“. Olson, Omaha, Ncbr. Application July 19, 1937, Serial No. 154,470 2 Claims. This invention relates particularly to poultry coops or crates and to crates or coops generally. The coop is of the type having a plurality of compartments and it is an important object of *5 my invention to provide a coop of this character having a longitudinally sliding door of a size for readily placing poultry in the coop or removing same therefrom, said door being small enough to prevent the poultry in the coop from escaping 10 when the door is opened either to put additional fowls therein or to remove them therefrom. It is another object of my invention to provide special guide means for the door to effect easy movement of said door without jamming or stick 15 Another object of my invention is to provide a device of this character having means for re movably securing troughs for feed, water and the like to the sides thereof. A further object of the invention is to provide 25 a device of this character having suitable open ings above the troughs whereby the poultry in the coop may have ready access to the feed and water but which are of such size and shape that 30 said poultry cannot escape therethro'ugh. A still further object‘ is to provide a device of this character of simple, durable construction and of low manufacturing cost. Numerous other objects and advantages of this invention will be apparent as it is better under v35 stood from the following detailed description, which, taken in connection with the accompany ing drawing, discloses a preferred embodiment thereof. ‘ Referring to the drawing: 40 Figure 1 is a plan view of my coop showing the door in its closed position. ‘ Figure 2 is a side elevation of the coop. Figure 3 is a vertical cross-section through the 45 53 also aids in binding the boards of the bottom together. The ends of the coop comprise a plu rality of verticallyspaced transversely extending horizontal slats Iii secured adjacent their respec tive ends to respective upright corner posts I5, is‘ the latter being secured to the bottom of the coop. The sides of the coop are constructed similarly, and each side is provided with a lon gitudinally extending slat 55 secured to the re spective corner posts l5 adjacent the top thereof. Spaced above cleats l2 and extending longitudi~ nally of the coop are slats ll, secured adjacent their ends to respective corner posts IE, on which are hooked troughs it by means of wire hooks ing thereof. l9, said slats l1 being adapted to suitably sup It is another object of my invention to provide port said troughs with the upper edges thereof 15 guides of the said character suitably reinforced ‘ in substantially the same horizontal plane as to prevent distortion, twisting or bending ‘of the top edges of slats ll. One of said troughs same. 20 (Cl. 217-452) coop taken on line 3—3 of Figure 1. Figure 4 is a partial enlarged section showing a modi?ed embodiment of the guide for the door. Referring more particularly to the drawing, which illustrates a preferred embodiment of my invention, reference numeral ll] indicates the floor or bottom of the coop, said ?oor being solid and constructed of boards of suitable thickness. The boards of the bottom are secured together by transverse end cleats H and have longitudi nally extending cleats l2 at the respective sides 55 of ‘the bottom. An intermediate transverse cleat may be provided with feed 20 and the other with water 2i. The spacing between slats l6 and I1 is considerably greater than the spacing between 20 other slats of the coop, such as those at the ends. In the space between the slats l6 and I1 is wire netting 22 of large mesh which is secured to the respective adjacent slats and corner posts 15 by staples 23. ‘The openings in the netting are 25 rectangular and extend vertically as to their length, thus permitting poultry in the coop to extend their heads through the openings to se sure food and water from the troughs. The width 0 of the mesh is such that the poultry cannot es cape therethrough, said width being much less than the length thereof. The top of the coop is provided with a longitudi nally extending top slat 24 adjacent each side and spaced inwardly of the respective slats 24 are longitudinally extending slats ‘25, the latter being spaced apart to form an opening of suf?cient size to permit introduction into and removal of poul try from the coop. The c'oop is divided into two compartments by a wall comprising vertically spaced transversely extending slats 25 secured adjacent their respec tive ends to upright supports 2'! secured to the in termediate cleat i3 adjacent their lower ends and to other contacting parts of the coop. Top end slats M and the upper partitioning slat 26 are provided with notches 28 in the respective top edges thereof, said notches extending between the slats 25 and extend beneath said slats a por tion of the width thereof, as shown in Figure 8. At each end of the slats and extending longitudi nally of the coop are metal channel pieces 29 se— cured by small nails 39 driven into the respective slats through the closed portion of the channels 2 2,123,289 tioned with the open sides facing each other. The channels 29 serve as guides for the door which comprises a plurality of transversely ex tending, longitudinally spaced door slats 3| se the form hereinbefore described being merely a preferred embodiment thereof together with a modi?ed embodiment of the guides for the door. Having thus described my invention what I claim is: cured respectively to longitudinally extending, laterally spaced cleats 32 spaced inwardly of the tically spaced transversely extending slats, the top which are U-shaped in cross-section and posi ends of slats 3|. The ends of the slats 3| are slidably received in the respective channels or 10 guides 29 to permit longitudinal sliding move ment of the door to open or close same. By placing the channels or guides beneath slats 25, with the upper sides thereof abutting against the under sides of the respective slats the chan 15 nels are strengthened against distortion which might result by upward pressure of the door, as when the crate or coop is lifted. The door, when closed, closes both compartments of the coop. Movement of the door in one direction opens one 20 compartment and sliding movement in the oppo site direction opens the other compartment. A modi?ed embodiment of the guide is shown in Figure 4; reference numeral 40 indicating a slat to which the T-shaped guide 4| is secured by nails 42. Slat 43 of the door is grooved at 44, said groove slidably receiving laterally extending por tion 45 of the guide 4|. It is thought that the invention and many of its attendant advantages will be understood from the foregoing description and it will be apparent that various changes may be made in the form, con struction and arrangement of the parts without departing from the spirit and scope of the inven tion or sacri?cing all of its material advantages, 1. In a coop for poultry, a bottom, ends of ver slat at each end being centrally notched along the top edge, sides of suitably arranged slats, a top comprising slats suitably spaced apart and having 1O a door opening between the adjacent central slats, a portion of said adjacent central slats extending over the respective ends of the notches which are at the ends of the door opening, channel pieces extending between the notches at the respective 15 ends thereof and secured to the notched end pieces, said channel pieces being substantially U-shaped in cross-section with the open ends fac ing each other, said channel pieces having their upper sides in contact with the under side of the respective central slats of the top, and a door slid ably received in the channel pieces. 2. In a coop for poultry, a bottom, ends of ver tically spaced transversely extending slats, the top slat at each end being centrally notched along 25 the top: edge, sides of suitably arranged slats, a top comprising slats suitably spaced apart and having a door opening between the adjacent cen tral slats, channel pieces extending between the notches at the respective ends thereof, said chan nel pieces being substantially U-shaped in cross section with the open sides facing each other, and a door slidably received in the channel pieces. ARTHUR T. OLSON.