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Coops And Construction

By kathyinmo, Jan 11, 2012 | Updated: Mar 25, 2012 | | |
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  1. kathyinmo
    My ghetto coops.....

    *Note: links to my breeder barn and layers coop pages are here:
    Layers coop
    Breeder Barn Pens

    Nellabean Brooders - Broody coop


    Now these aren't the prettiest, but they are functional! First is "The Red Coop." It is 6x8. I built this entirely myself (except for the metal roof), from salvaged lumber. There is ventilation on 3 sides at the top. This is before painting ....
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    Pop door (closed here) and ramp, and upper vent.

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    This is it after painting:
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    This is where it sets, beside the 30' x 13' breeder barn.
    It is that small (5 foot tall) 8' x 6' building on the right.



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    This is just a rabbit hutch style coop. I built this in just a few hours. It is 8x3.

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    One "Ghetto Coop." It is 4' x 8'. Made in a day from my junk pile....
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    Another coop .... I think it is 6 x 8 or close to it....

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    And, yet another ghetto coop 8x8:



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  1. PatrickRoo
    Hey, as long as the coops are functional and all work.. it's all good! Am I right?
  2. PixieAndDust
    Ah! A metal rack turned upside down becomes a coop ramp. (Photos #12 & #13) Genius!
  3. Free Feather
    I would be happy to have your 8x8 ghetto coop, if you really think it is that crappy and you do not want it...
  4. BuffBeck
    HA!! I spy a German New Hampshire... [​IMG]
    I like the idea of adding a layer of sand/wood shavings (pic #4 from top) to keep things cleaner and dryer around your lovely cackleberry shack. I live allllll the way up here in Washington State.... where rain is liquid sunlight! :)
  5. ChickensAreSweet
    You clearly love your chickens!
  6. Robert Blosl
  7. ChicwannaB
    wow Kathy, you sure have alot of coops here. I'd be pleased (and proud) to own any one of them...or two...or three.. ~Bunni

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