My repurposed coop cost only $49.99 for the 2 wood floor boards that I did have to actually buy, but everything else I was able to re-use to fit my coop. It all started with the 100 yr old barn that was falling down on our property. I had a friend help tear the rest down and in doing so, he wanted to help me make a chicken coop from all the old wood and supplies that he had ready to "scrap". I was all for it.....so was the start to my coop of my dreams.....
This is the barn that we had to tear down, so it will live on in my chicken coop.
Getting the four corners set...
One side all put up, the windows were from a house that Tim my friend, helped tear down, so he keep the windows and offered them up to me.
Side and back set with both windows with my husband and friend. Awesome to have them with screens and gives great ventilation having them across from each other.
Getting the door in. This door was going to thrown out as the owners did not like the "foggy" effect that it had, but Tim said he would take it off their hands and it became my French Door for my chicken coop for free!
Roof is set - we found a pack of shingles in the barn, so added this to the roof, my husband had the black wrap paper as he works in construction....., just adding the wood along the side, remember all the wood came from the old barn.
Pretty much done
The completed coop! I did buy my decorations thou :-)
The enclosed run.....my friend Kim lent me her dog kennel to use until we are able to fence in a better run, but I am liking this run....We added a fence to the top of the run and laid fencing along the bottom of the run, so no predators could come from above or dig from below
I used an old shutter for my ramp into the coop. Notice the green wire fencing laid on the ground of the run, I have sence covered it with straw and they can scratch all day long.
This shows 3 of my breeds, Rhode Island Red, New Hampshire and Wyandotte.
when they first entered the coop....I used plant hangers to hang up the water and food. I also use pine shavings in my coop, smells wonderful