repurpose

  1. gtaus

    Too Green? Too Cheap? Too Old?

    The other day I went to our local recycling/garbage disposal center. While waiting in line with my pickup, I watched the guy in front of me unload a bunch of plastic bins and storage containers, lids, and buckets. All appeared to be almost brand new and in great condition. Anyway, he threw them...
  2. B

    Looking for advice on turning a shed into a coop

    Hey guys! Been lurking here for a bit trying to absorb as much info as possible, but at this point I think I may need some more direct advice for my situation. I'm trying to repurpose an existing "shed" into a coop this spring. It was on the property when I bought the house, seems like it may...
  3. Lilalienangel

    Repurpose a Metal bunk bed??

    When all is said done I will have up to ten chickens. I have limited funds 2 metal bunkbed frames and a little scrap wood including some paneling board. Has anyone done this before? I live in Idaho so there is a possibility of hard winters so protection is a must. I am looking for ideas to help...
  4. DiYMama's Coop DeVille

    DiYMama's Coop DeVille

    Finally getting around to making a page for my coop! Still actively tweaking and reinforcing, so any critiques are appreciated! First up is the run, pretty straightforward...nothing to see here:lol: Dirt floor, and I've bee using a semi deep litter method. Adding straw, pine needles, pine...
  5. animalyodelers

    Show me UGLY coops- where my peeps at?

    I'm literally throwing together a makeshift coop, to be improved upon when weather gets better. I had a small playhouse I was modifying, but it got frustrating and wasn't big enough anyway (thanks chicken math, we have more than planned). I love to get inspiration for DIY projects from seeing...
  6. Twoleggedmotherhen

    Advice on adding to existing small coop

    Being new to chickens (yes I'm hooked already) I would appreciate some advice. I have a portable greenhouse that I only used for gardening, no longer gardening now that the chickens went in the garden space. I was thinking of using it as the frame work to add on to the small coop, as the...
  7. WVduckchick

    You did Whuuut?

    I think many of us that visit flea markets, yard sales, etc. look at things and think "how can I use that for my birds?" So I would like to see what creative things you have come up with...things you have repurposed for your birds that weren't necessarily meant for any purpose related to them...
  8. Featherdust Flock: Retrofit Shed Coop

    Featherdust Flock: Retrofit Shed Coop

    INTRODUCTION When we first got into chickens, we built a medium/small coop from scratch, after much research. Experience has a way of teaching that no research can quite match, so after almost seven years with the smaller coop, I had a vision for a new, larger coop, with improvements in mind...
  9. Honeymooners Turn Old Garden Shed into Palace for Super-Spoiled Pets

    Honeymooners Turn Old Garden Shed into Palace for Super-Spoiled Pets

    In the first year of our marriage, Dear Husband received this hen-scratch conception in a love letter that proposed we build a coop sometime next year. He got it done much sooner than I had anticipated! Our house and property (home built in 1949) included two garden sheds that were used as...
  10. Re-purposed bed turned chicken coop!

    Re-purposed bed turned chicken coop!

    Once upon a time, my eight year old son was a lot smaller and fit into his twin bed just fine. But he grew, as all kids do and wanted a bigger bed. So his old twin bed went up to the attic where it was taking up too much space. Then we got chickens! And needed to build a coop ASAP. So my thought...
  11. The Chickens Coop Mansion On A Budget

    The Chickens Coop Mansion On A Budget

    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...
  12. Little Tykes Castle

    Little Tykes Castle

    We acquired a Little Tykes Playhouse from our neighbors to convert to a chicken coop. It's a work in progress and our chicks can't wait to get out of their temporary home. We also need to thank Hen House Rocks for the inspiration! This project took us longer than we anticipated, but the...
  13. Small Duck House Dog House Kit

    Small Duck House Dog House Kit

    This was the house we originally used for 3 Indian Runner ducks. We purchased a dog house kit from Lowe's. Purchased some cedar boards to make a door along with a pair of hinges and a lock. Completed house, with added light, door and lock House complete as the dog house kit Assembled...
  14. Cole's Backyard Coop

    Cole's Backyard Coop

    After researching Chicken Keeping on BackYardChickens.com, we decided to build an urban chicken coop and have some backyard chickens of our own in our average size urban backyard. We live in a chicken friendly area and decided to remodel an attached garden shed into a chicken coop. My DH is...
  15. Kids Playhouse Cottage

    Kids Playhouse Cottage

    I was going to sell my kids playhouse but then saw pictures of others who had used these as a hen house. Thus began the journey of owning city chickens! I am a woman who only wants to know how to use a power drill, and hammer. So I needed to call on my dad (my husband wanted nothing to do...
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