Bottle Coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by KAKBucks, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. KAKBucks

    KAKBucks Songster

    Jun 8, 2008
    Central Ohio
    Has anyone thought about building a coop with empty bottles, either plastic or glass?

    There are a number of famous structures built with bottles

    articles mention wood and/or metal framing, but there aren't any real directions on how to do this. I was thinking about empty beer bottles. It would sure take a bunch of bottles, but "collecting" the empty bottles would be quite fun. Guess I need to head to the grocery store! haha

  2. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
    That would be verrrrry cool.
  3. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    That is AWESOME. I would totally do that. Maybe not for the chickens, but for another building on this property. Do they cement them together or what?
  4. starshrike

    starshrike Songster

    Apr 10, 2008
    Very cool too - It wouldn't work well in California, at least not glass ones :|
  5. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Sweeeet.... maybe I will give this a go next year with all of those beer bottles that accumulate over time [​IMG] HAHAHA
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    If I had a bottle coop out here, I'd be afraid water would get in the bottles during the constant drizzle, it would start to mold, and everything would turn into a slimy growing wall of green! Neat idea though.
  7. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    There is a house built in the 1940's in Kaleva Michigan with over 60,000 wine bottles. If you check on wikipedia or at you will find several examples that may give you some hints on how to get started. If you built a coop from wine bottles that you emptied, and the time spent emptying them was short enough you could come up with something rather unique or maybe just something. Good Luck [​IMG][/img]
  8. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    How cool are those houses?!?! I could see my 12 year old building something like that. He loves to put things together! Boy that would take a whole lot of bottles though. That would also be a cool idea for a children's clubhouse. [​IMG]
  9. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Songster

    Jul 19, 2008
    deming new mexico
    hmmmm definantly somethin to think about in the future
  10. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
    You could have people in your area donate bottles for it.

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