Building a coop out of brick?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Desirai, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. Desirai

    Desirai Songster

    Oct 12, 2011
    A relative asked me if I wanted some bricks.. by some I mean enough that could easily build a small shed or .. a chicken coop [​IMG]

    Are there pros and cons to brick coops? Anyone ever done it?

  2. eggdd

    eggdd Songster

    Jul 12, 2011
  3. Linn Bee

    Linn Bee Songster

    Vertically speaking, bricks are a covering material not a structured wall material. The third little pig's house of bricks probably had stick-frame walls rather than unstable stacks of bricks. Bricks are usually attached to block or wood walls with metal tabs and mortar.

    I see no reason not to use the bricks as a care-free cover over the cheapest building material when constructing your coop. I could imagine a neat coop to match my brick facade house. (drooling here)

    Love, Linn B (aka Smart Red) Gardening zone 5a - 4b in south-est, central-est Wisconsin
  4. jeepguy982001

    jeepguy982001 Songster

    Oct 4, 2011
    athens, wv
    u would have to have some structure behind them. But i think you could make something But make it big enough because it will be alot of work to expand it any.

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