Recycled Shutter Coop

By jennapoole · Dec 22, 2014 · ·
  1. jennapoole
    When I decided that I was going to get chickens, I knew I had little money to spend on a coop. I had to put my creative mind to work. While I was rummaging under my parent's house for scrap wood, I notice my mother had stored her old shutters that were recently replace. 'Ding', IDEA!

    So, I sawed the shutters in half which gave me, 6 for the sides and 2 for the back, giving me a roughly 5'x3' coop. I laid bricks on the ground for the base of my coop with chicken wire on top. The entrance is the base from my dishwasher delivery (basically a 2'x2' frame).
    The run is made with PVC and chicken wire. The roof is plywood. (I know, not perfect, but it does the job for now) The bottom of the run is raised by bricks at the entrance and the chicken wire goes down for the floor. I spent around $30 in total.

    And there you have, a DIY/rustic/redneck/recycled chicken coop. (perfect for 2-3 chickens)



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  1. Nardo
    "Small coop"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 16, 2018
    Easy to follow idea. Not too much room nor run and only good for a temperate area.


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  1. bahamabanty
    This looks pretty neat! I might steal this idea and do one in white, to give it that tropical look lol
  2. jennapoole
    Thanks y'all! My next project will be turning our old barn/storage shed into a coop. I want more chickens!
  3. crazyfeathers
    Way to be thrifty, I'm a bit like you as well.
  4. lovepeeps
    You did great. Love the shutters.
  5. RavensRansom
    Looks pretty good to me, but then I come from a long line of rednecks. ; )
    Really like the reuse of the shutters.

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