Apprentice Eggers Page

By Apprentice_egger · Jan 11, 2012 · Updated Jul 30, 2012 · ·
  1. Apprentice_egger
    Northern Wings
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    Home Farm
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    I started with crates that I rescued from a local business. First filling in the holes between existing boards and joining two together for a larger coop.
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    After I had the two crates joined I started to work on the fronts. I added a perch and nest box, then started to fill in the front.
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    Windows and doors on both side will make it easier to clean. Of course it helps that I had some things lying around waiting to be used in a project like this. The roof was in the process of being added when the snows fell. Luckily, it wasn't as hard to build a Duck house (Coop).
    The one Crate Duck House (Coop)

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    One crate was used to build the duck's housing. It was easier to cut down the back of the crate to create the slope of the roof then to build a sloped roof on top of the square crate.
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    No windows in the duck's house since they only sleep in it. They have the luxury of a run right now, so they can be outside during the day.
    SANY0542.jpg This is what you can find for the taking in my area. A little bit of work and you have usable wood that you just have to build into anything you need. Either that or it gets burned up....outside of the factory.

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  1. Adorkable
    I love this. You've done an amazing job!

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