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Country Budget Coop

  1. Laurie59
    Husband definatly not 100% onboard with my new venture !. I took old wardeobe,turned on side,removed the doors and placed on cinderblooks.Set up with bread crates.Asked neighboring farmer for wheat straw to line with.I put old piece of tarp under straw and place it on shed side with gutter so they would stay dry.I will take highboy dresser and do same but with donated nest boxes.My run is between two pack houses and made from recycled chicken wire.I have a total cost of $0.00 in cash to keep my chicks comfortable and safe.NOTE: Predators are a minimal risk I also have a Fox Terrier and Pit Bull who think chickens are just a noisey fact of life!.However the chickens and dogs will be secure from each other because I know a dog will be a dog.

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  1. Laurie59
    Pics in coop design,we have since added highboy dresser and donated nest boxes...cost increase of $18.00 for support lumber hubby insisted on!,,,,,,ok hubby thought you did not want the Dixie Chicks?
  2. Laurie59
    I will begin the pics tommarrow...right now I have house,fence,chicks and hubby all in different places!.I found out the chicks are a combo of Bantan,a black 365 layer,a fancy crested and multicolored.They will range from bantam to RR in size and weight. So I have redubbed the "breed",as "Dixie Chicks". Hubby says I need to scrounge smaller holed wire because some will or maybe small enough to slip the wire we had....I have calls in to previous chicken owners.If we can't get donated chick wire we will figure another way to contain.Suggestions welcomed.We are determend that the DixieChicks will get a safe quiet home without busting the bank!
  3. valleychicks
    Pictures please
  4. ELauraD
    The imagination is a wonderful thing but I admit I would love to see a picture of your genius

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