Red White & WoodMy goal for this coop was to be as green (cheep) as possible. I had pretty much all the supplies I needed, minus the fasteners.
- Lots of 2" brads- supplies on on hand
- Box of 3" galvanized screws- $7.36
- (2) 1/2" x 1" x 6' pine boards- $4.28
- 1 set of 1" inch hinges- $1.98
- Box of 7/8" roofing nails- $2.09
- 2 pieces of recycled roofing tin- supplies on on hand
- 5 standard size pallets- free, craigslist.org
- 2 pints of metal paint- supplies on on hand
- Scrap indoor wall paneling- supplies on on hand
- Total= $15.71 (with a lot of fasteners left over)Before I started construction I had spectacular designs. However, when I started to build I quickly realized that the wood from the pallets were various sizes and would make it hard to follow. I used the designs as a reference and did serve as a good "idea". I forgot to take a picture of the coop all framed out but, it did resemble the original design. When I got the girls they were already three weeks old, so I had to move fast on the build. I had to build the coop in several stages so they could be outside while I slacked on the construction.
At this point I had the coop framed out and covered with the 70s style paneling. I also had a completely removable roof with a screen and plastic sheeting attached to keep them dry in the mean time . Later I attached the hinges for easy access.
After a few weeks I finally got the lap boards on and the window/door framed out.
Recycled Tin Roof