1. austincoopersilkiesies

    austincoopersilkiesies Songster

    Feb 27, 2010
    Downingtown Pa
    I want to build a SMALL breeder pen for 3 to 4 chickens with the run underneath but I want it to be light I also don't want to spend tons of money maybe 175 to 200 any plans or ideas.my coop will be for duccles and silkies and polish but they won't be in the coop at the same time.thanks in advance.

  2. austincoopersilkiesies

    austincoopersilkiesies Songster

    Feb 27, 2010
    Downingtown Pa
  3. farmer9989

    farmer9989 In the Brooder

    Apr 24, 2011
    alba texas
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4627967901/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4627967901/

    is not my photo but its the best one i have . stick with 4'/4' ply wood siding takes
    5 peaces 4'/8' cut in half should be around 20.00 each
    8 1"/4"s 8' should be around 2.50 each
    4 2"/4"s 8' . should be around 3.20 each
    4'/16' 1/2" hardware wire /cloth don't know how much best guess around 2.00 ft
    the pieces on the ground could be treated if it would be your preference.should be under 200. easily.
    2 hinges one latch,nails, screws, paint,{ tar to paint roof,or tin or shingles 1/2 square }

    or use 1bys to build the whole thing like these are

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4627967901/" title="Chicken Bungalows by Cakeholemoon, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3410/4627967901_7d54983b59.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Chicken Bungalows"></a>

    or you could build one 4 ft by 4 FT around 6 FT tall and put ply wood on three sides wire on one and a door I have one 6/6 that i use for day old's till they get bigger.
  4. JenniferNgo

    JenniferNgo In the Brooder

    Aug 16, 2011
  5. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Songster

    Sep 6, 2011
    Lancaster, PA
    I build 4'X4'X4' OSB boxes (with a slanted roof), I put on pretty much either 4'X6' or 4'X8' runs, (2X4's as the base) which are about 5' tall. Then you can split down the center with chicken wire and have two pens for 2-5 standards or bantams.

    All my pens are movable, I put wheels under the coop in the back. I can upload pictures sometime if you are interested.

    My coops go from 80-150$ apiece on average. And remember, less is more. I have learned the hard way many times when building coops, use only what you need to keep the chickens safe, as if you over-use materials they become heavy and hard to move.

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