All the chicken coops in the planning stages, and I know most are aware of the Pallet coops idea (if not its in my siggy) but out of all the coops I have so far, including the pallets, dog house conversions etc. I love the shed conversion the best. and YES we did use pallets again! For those of u who may not be aware, the more coop space the better and most shed sales places have USED CHEAP sheds and you can make a deal and have it delivered to you and a simple conversion makes that floor space readily available. I like having everyone in one spot, I can have my feed cans and my bales of shavings and stuff all in the shed. AND I CAN DO SO WITHOUT STEPPING A FOOT IN ANY CHICKEN poop/areas! I can reach eggs easily, feed and water and open the run doors with the slide strings.
I did take a crappy video of our old shed conversion, I dont think it was finished in this video and I dont know how to take videos obviously but you get the idea.
If you need pics at some point I can get some, but its pretty basic and we used cheap wire and cheap 2x3s. Shed = FREE! it was here lol We did get a USED newer shed from Myerstown sheds with deliver for the 14x12 shed total was 400. bucks! you cant build a little coop with that sorta cash! Its worth some thought. If I had room on the other side of the shed I would have put smaller upper lower coops just for tiny birds and runs out the other side. But I dont think the neighbor in the log cabin would like me too much if they were facing that way!
How inspiring!! And Sally, I was certain that puppy post was going to get a 'Ack de gut' (sp?) outta you, I'm sure you were thinking it!
@Ray, sounds like Wing needs to meet us at the Dragon some Friday and bring you back bunnies! There were a WHOLE lot of em there. Ginormous bunnies going for $25+ and cute lil babies going for $2, we also saw meat chicks in groups of 50 go for 10 cents a piece quite a few times! I'm not sure who is hatching meat chicks this time of year! but I feel bad for them getting only 10 cents for them. There were dairy cow bulls that went for 10 and 12 dollars. Really had a great time.
I always think ach du gut! I need to go to the dragon!
Can I sell chicks there at some point?
I NEED TO RID myself of chicks people didnt pick up! NEW RULES FOR HATCHING.... 50% DOWN payment Paypal! No exceptions! three stiffs in a row! and one I truely trusted! ARGGGGG
SERIOUSLY if anyone wants to meet along I78 for CCL ROOS let me know! I will sell a few dirt cheap for meaties or whatever! I have a hatch due and you know how that goes, PULLETS only!