brush= chicken teepee

FnWeirdo

Songster
Sep 6, 2018
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u.p. mi
hello BYC so this year I've been clearing land and have a lot of brush i got the idea to make some " chicken teepee's" out of some of the brush. in case any are interested.
many ways to do this but i just used a post hole digger and drove a log too small to do anything with, then grabbed some nice thick branches laid them at an angle around my log tied the top of them with 550 cord, then proceeded on grabbing thinner branches and layering them. ill be tying off the top again when complete.i also will lay a couple thicker small branches on the ground so they can perch on them on the rainy and snow days but theres a few jut offs i left on the log where they perch. as it stands right now it does a good job ( will do better when its fully covered lol ) and they like hanging out in there. heres a pic

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FnWeirdo

Songster
Sep 6, 2018
243
527
146
u.p. mi
i was thinking these would make awesome " free range coops" if you build them solid, and by the time they would fall apart they would be nice dry wood easy to burn. as you can see theres a lot of big gaps in mine right now and it keeps the area shielded pretty good against snow (we had a couple snow days already this year) my chickens love it on bad weather days. before the teepee they stayed in the coop on bad weather days
 

lovingmyhens

Songster
6 Years
Oct 20, 2013
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Houston, Texas
hello BYC so this year I've been clearing land and have a lot of brush i got the idea to make some " chicken teepee's" out of some of the brush. in case any are interested.
many ways to do this but i just used a post hole digger and drove a log too small to do anything with, then grabbed some nice thick branches laid them at an angle around my log tied the top of them with 550 cord, then proceeded on grabbing thinner branches and layering them. ill be tying off the top again when complete.i also will lay a couple thicker small branches on the ground so they can perch on them on the rainy and snow days but theres a few jut offs i left on the log where they perch. as it stands right now it does a good job ( will do better when its fully covered lol ) and they like hanging out in there. heres a pic

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Sweet!!!
 

paneubert

Songster
Nov 20, 2015
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Snohomish County, Washington State
My Coop
I did this by simply leaning a bunch of large branches onto a living tree. Did not secure them, but they were pretty large diameter already, so really resistant to wind and being knocked around.

Don't have a great photo of it, but here is one I found that shows it a little bit. I also added some sunflower stalks to the "pile". But those will most likely decay soon and not provide any cover.

 

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