Building a coop out of brick?

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

  1. Desirai

    Desirai Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 12, 2011
  3. Linn Bee

    Linn Bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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