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My new "broody coop"

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I got the desk from freesources.org, and my DH built a little coop in case I have a broody or for when I get more chicks.  It's not winter hardy, but pretty sturdy! 
Still needs painting, though (that's my job!)  Total costs ~ $25.
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Living organically on a little less than an acre with my DH, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 BR, 2 WL, 2 RIR, 1 BA, 1 EE, 2 SLW
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post #2 of 5

that's looks awesome thumbsupthumbsup

Thanks God for everything I have and I don't have, thanks God for the Health and happiness and  the great Beleave in him and trusting him. Rich is not how much I have,but how much I can give, and how many real friends I can keep.Every day is a good day so long I can breath.
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Thanks God for everything I have and I don't have, thanks God for the Health and happiness and  the great Beleave in him and trusting him. Rich is not how much I have,but how much I can give, and how many real friends I can keep.Every day is a good day so long I can breath.
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post #3 of 5

Great idea! thumbsup
Once you get it painted it will look real nice, hope you will post some more pictures then.


I wonder about rain though, you think it will hold up to the weather?

Are you going to put a floor in it?

Thanks for sharing!

All new to chickens. 2 black Australorp and 1 Buff Orpington chicks from May 2010. Now finally in their coop ~ they grow fast!
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All new to chickens. 2 black Australorp and 1 Buff Orpington chicks from May 2010. Now finally in their coop ~ they grow fast!
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post #4 of 5

Wow- very reasonable price for such a nice brooder....

Empty Nester mother of a son and daughter, married for almost 25 years, I have 2 chihuahuas, 30 chickens including Ameraucanas, Plymouth Barred Rocks, Cuckoo Marans, Partridge Plymouth Rocks, Welsummers, Columbian Wyandottes,a bunny and several cats. Life is great!

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Empty Nester mother of a son and daughter, married for almost 25 years, I have 2 chihuahuas, 30 chickens including Ameraucanas, Plymouth Barred Rocks, Cuckoo Marans, Partridge Plymouth Rocks, Welsummers, Columbian Wyandottes,a bunny and several cats. Life is great!

http://www.lazyjoranch.com
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My DH put varnish on it, so no need to paint!  He is going to have it on a base, tilted just a little to let the rain run off.  I suspect that I will need to add roofing shingles at some point, but someone is giving them away on freesources right now!
This was a pretty easy project and someone with more time could make a good small backyard coop for 2 - 3 chickens.

Living organically on a little less than an acre with my DH, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 BR, 2 WL, 2 RIR, 1 BA, 1 EE, 2 SLW
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