A coop built for next to nothing

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ralphwaldo, May 13, 2010.

  1. ralphwaldo

    ralphwaldo Out Of The Brooder

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    I'd welcome your feedback on this- I had to build a new coop in a hurry to house hatched chicks and their mother. I set a target of zero cost as our original coop cost way too much- in the end it cost less than £3. Heres how;

    Wire netting- already had
    Wooden rails- from works skip
    Hinges 20P each at a car boot sale- total £1.20
    Wood preservative- already had
    Staples £1.50 - car boot sale (with staple gun!!)
    Plywood- packing cases from skip
    Roofing material- broken gazebo due to go in dustbin
    Screws- already had
    Nails roemoved from planks in skip- then straightened

    Its 8ft x 2.5 feet- the coop part is 3 ft x 2.5 ft. It took less than 6 hours to build and is fully waterproof.

    The chicks love it and I am quite please with the way it looks (the wife is slightly less so!) I would welcome positive or negative comments!
     
  2. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    Well done!
     
  3. NurseELB

    NurseELB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I'm starting a new coop next week. I only hope I can get by that cheap! That's like $8us, right?
     
  4. PhilErvin

    PhilErvin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    GOOD JOB ! WELL DONE !! Raising chickens does not have to be complicated nor expensive. You have built a coop that you can be proud of. [​IMG]
     
  5. Swampwood

    Swampwood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice!!! Clean, simple and efficient! (Like the color too;))



    Wish I woulda build a starter/portable unit like that to hold my girls, until the big coop,run are finished.
     
  6. CheerfulHeart2

    CheerfulHeart2 Creative Problem Solver

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  7. peeplessinNC

    peeplessinNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very impressive! Simple, neat, attractive, and right for a hen and her chicks - all this for practically nothing spent! Well done!
     
  8. city kid farm

    city kid farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fabulous! [​IMG]
     

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