BYC'er on Craigslist for Free Lumber

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Baymule, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2010
    Northeast Texas
    I confess I am addicted to scrounging for trash that my demented brain perceives to be "treasure". (bows head, whispers prayer thanking God for long-suffering DH) I accumulated quite a pile of "treasure" shipping crates that I happily mined for valuable lumber. Chickens were happily installed in coop last summer. However the trash/treasure disease does not know how to stop. I had a pile in the driveway that was starting to look bad, even to me. DH told me get rid of it. I felt like a cat hoarder told to shoot her kitties. [​IMG]

    Scrolling on craigslist, I saw a plea for free lumber for building a chicken coop in a town not far from my own small town. I replied, she replied back and we quickly realized we were both BYC'ers, kindred spirits. WHOOO-HOOO!!!!!!!! Vickir73 is my new friend. She came this morning with truck/trailer/helper and loaded up. We were both thrilled, but not as thrilled as DH was to have his driveway back. [​IMG] If I had to give up my "treasure", what better use than to help out a fellow BYC'er with materials to expand her coop? Vicki was telling me about her chickens and about the 100 chicks she just got and needs to build more coops............ chicken math at it's finest.

    Vicki, we want pics of your progress!! [​IMG]
  2. Sinfonian

    Sinfonian Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 24, 2011
    Seattle area
    It's great you know your treasures will be put to good use. And especially now you made a friend out of a kindred spirit. Well done!
  3. Urbanchickenranchers

    Urbanchickenranchers Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 9, 2011
    Rochester, MN
    I too have found myself checking all free/giveaway sites a lot lately to build our coop. Another site to get signed up for is so far I have only spent $6 on my coop! Yeaaahh!
  4. Dirty Farmer

    Dirty Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Nice, you rid of your junk (I mean, treasure pile) and made a friend on top of it. What more could you ask for. My coop was made from scroungings and scrap also.
  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    Such a wonderful story.
  6. Noymira

    Noymira Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2011
    Chittenden County, VT
    Quote:That's wonderful! I've met other chicken people through FreeCycle when asking for random building supplies. BYC is a wonderful online community, but it's also great to have local people you can connect with for reasons just like this!
  7. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    I have an old 70' mobile home I need to get rid of, sure wish I could make a friend. [​IMG]

    I wonder how many crazy BYCers are in my area?
  8. Kudzu

    Kudzu Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2011
    Quote:Some people make a decent living off selling scrap metal. In my neck of the woods there is always someone looking for something to haul away.
  9. nightshade

    nightshade Chillin' With My Peeps

    *stands Up* Hi my name is BJ and I am a scrounger lol

    I think it kind comes with the territory when you are into hobby farming. Our friends think we are crazy because hubby and I will bring home all kinds of stuff. Weather it be building supplies that hubby gets from contractors a work, fence supplies, plants, landscaping supplies or just stuff I can use around the farm. I see know point in going to home depot or lowes and paying full price for anything I can get free that some one else is getting rid of or super cheap at some of the local farm auctions. It is truly amazing some times what you can find on craigs list or free cycle that fokes will give you just to haul it away. Were we have friends that seem to think the more you pay for something the greater it must be that I just don't understansd.

    Yea here too. They come and have it dismantled and gone in the matter of a few days. You just have to watch that they take the whole thing and don't leave you with a bunch on insulation and crap you have to pay to get rid of.
  10. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana

    Hi. I think we already met at our weekly Wednesday Scrounger meetings. LOL [​IMG]

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