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Using reclaimed doors ,old barn wood and old pontune boat roof .building still in progress

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Hello Everyone! new here.....I recently was left this dog house from the previous owners, I decided to re purpose it into a small coop.  We live in a city with a very small fenced (picket fence) in back yard.  I only have 2 hens for now due to the limited space.  So they will be let out in the afternoons when I'm home and then put back up at night.  I did not find out about hardware wire until after the construction of this, so I took what I had in chicken wire and doubled it up, down the road I plan on replacing it with stronger wire however since our yard is fenced in, I don't think its too urgent.   I'd love to hear your thoughts!

 

Old Dog House

 

 

New and updated w/run

 

 

inside of elevated coop.  

 

 


Edited by FarmerWoody - 10/6/14 at 8:57am
post #173 of 179

Half wood pallets, left over foam insulation!

That T-111 ain't cheep!

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Hello Everyone! new here.....I recently was left this dog house from the previous owners, I decided to re purpose it into a small coop.  We live in a city with a very small fenced (picket fence) in back yard.  I only have 2 hens for now due to the limited space.  So they will be let out in the afternoons when I'm home and then put back up at night.  I did not find out about hardware wire until after the construction of this, so I took what I had in chicken wire and doubled it up, down the road I plan on replacing it with stronger wire however since our yard is fenced in, I don't think its too urgent.   I'd love to hear your thoughts!

 

Old Dog House

 

 

New and updated w/run

 

 

inside of elevated coop.  

 

 

It 

It looks very good. You might want to stick on some wheels and make it into a tractor, or maybe not because it looks light enough to slide it around as it is.  Either way, good job!

post #175 of 179

Here's mine. I have less than $100 invested. Used donated lumber for the bulk of it, donated shingles, donated plexiglass window. Most of the little things was scrap wood out of my garage. I was given the fencing to convert the run from chain link to 2x2 square field fencing. Total size is 4'x8'. Roosting bars are tree branches mounted inside the coop and the nesting boxes are made from a kitchen cabinet from my garage and 4 wooden boxes that candles are shipped in at work. Sand litter was all busted bags from Home Depot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #176 of 179
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This is a dog house I pulled out of the woods. I transformed it into  a great outdoor brooder with very little money and some repurposed materials. Now the chicks are getting to big for it so I'm working on attaching a coop to the brooder to make it dual purpose. I'm hoping to have it finished before my next batch of chicks are due to hatch. I will post pics as I progress.  

My Flock includes : 

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/da-bator (My incubator Build)

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My Flock includes : 

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/da-bator (My incubator Build)

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I make these for about $50 each.

Do you sell theses and do u ship?

post #178 of 179

 

So, I am sure the word "cheap" is different to everyone, but this coop was made with about 90% recycled materials. I've probably spent approx. $150 in total for paint, the wood shingles, screws, PVC (for the hoop roof this spring) and some studs/plywood. Roof is leftover shingles/paper/drip edge, lattice is from porch project, window was in my garage loft, and most of the base of it is my old neighbor's jungle gym.

 

Thread here: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/919821/hooping-it-up/60

post #179 of 179

We are in the process of using an old shed we found for free on Craigslist. We have been building and changing it into a coop. I will post it when we are finished!

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