Originally Posted by justcallmememe
Still Searching and researching, tried a new coop design/blueprint and ya still too expensive. ill admit starting to get discouraged but still going towards the goal.
Been getting some advise and most seems positive, some i know people mean well but seems like I'm not welcome into the mysterious world of chickens ( no not on this site, just the sites i trying to find materials and supplies on) you all are great
I can look for the plans I used off here if you want. It is 8x10 for the base and I made the coop 8x4. You can get Lowes to cut the plywood sheeting to size which makes it easy. Then I used some scrap wood and some 2x4x8 for the uprights screws, hinges, and it needs to be recovered with hardware cloth. I put in too many boxes thinking two per bird, and it needs a high vent. It is super easy to clean and I put some scrap vinyl on the floor so I just lift the back scrape it out with a rake and replace the shavings, or collect eggs. It sits up 18" since I have RIR and Barred rocks. I used reclaimed tin off of craigslist for the roof and part of the run. If I built it again I would only have three boxes sticking out a side to increase the space inside since there are too many and the birds have to get to the high roost in stages because of it being small.[IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG][/IMG] I also rescued some plexiglass from a dumpster which Lowes cut for me. The back piece actually came from the cutting area scrap in their store for a dollar;)