Im 14 so my budget for my chicken coop had to be the smallest possible. EVERYTHING in the end including the cost of food, chicks, coop, run ended up being around $300. And this thing is *QUITE* big.
We have an 18" gap between the coop and the ground and the chickens like it- its their "Cave".
The dimensions are 4x8' for the coop and the runs an odd shape because they'res a parallelogram in the middle. My mums need for the chicken coop because she wants as little of her garden gone as possible. I scrounged for as many matterials as possible... As you can see the shingles are all mismashed from the different projects that other people sold to me for $0.20 a piece. I got as much free as I could
I painted the hardware cloth black to make it almost invisible (again at my mums request)
I used 1/2 inch welded wire because I found a great deal on craigslist for a 100' role
I was so pressed for money that I took a used car floor mat for grip on the ramp that I cut up
I used two windows one on each side for extra lighting. ( found them both for free.) and now we get a nice look into the coop form the house
It looks strong enough for a cat!!
The nesting box
I put wire mesh on the bottom for ventilation because it gets windy here and we dont want drafts.
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and thats my coop