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Recycled coop?

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Does anyone have any good plans for a cheap recycled coop? I do want it predator proof! All help is appreciated!

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Have you searched BYC? Just go to the search bar and type in 'Playhouse coop' 'Pallet coop' 'Re purposed coop' and the like. Along the left side of the screen, there are buttons that help you narrow your search. Click on articles and coop pages will be most of what shows up. Here are some examples:

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hinkel-haus-made-of-pallets-recycled-wood-pickets 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/riggs-pallet-coop 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/converted-playhouse

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"With a good set of power tools, some glue and some nails, all things are possible." Me

 

Dragons are a lot like cats. They sleep with one eye open, tail a-twitch, and will rain fiery death down upon you should you disturb them.

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A used pre-fab shed (or a similar design to one) may be an option to consider for a few reasons, including cleaning, storing food, accommodating more chickens (ain't that inevitable?) among others. I use my existing shed - i just put a few tree branches for roosts and some plastic basins for nest boxes - sorted! There should be a photo or two if you click on my profile if you are interested.

 

 

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I used an old camper for my second coop wink.png

Good ventilation, windows, nesting boxes already in the cupboards, and the door locks... And it was free big_smile.png
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/990759/chickens-in-permaculture

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1008185/lets-talk-relocation

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http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/990759/chickens-in-permaculture

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1008185/lets-talk-relocation

3rd generation of Colorado ranchers, raising organic alfalfa, corn, Red Angus cattle, Suffolk sheep and of course, chickens! Comitted to a lifetime of health without chemicals, I am entirely dependent on what God has given me to nurture soil, plant, and animal. Sharing...
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Wow that is such an awesome idea!!
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