Can someone tell me what this is made out of?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Ali1010, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. Ali1010

    Ali1010 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 27, 2009
    My new plan is to build a coop just like this...I just dont have $400 for something that looks so easy to build...I just don't know what the frame is...does anybody?

  2. rufus

    rufus Overrun With Chickens

    May 17, 2007
    I don't know, but it looks like a raccoon dining room to me.

  3. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Looks like PVC pipe and some sort of netting. Have to agree, it would hold chickens in, but not keep predators out. Might as well let them run free and take your chances.
  4. quercus21

    quercus21 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 21, 2008
    Tivoli, NY
    What are you plan on using it for? Egg layers or meaties? I have one that is the same basic concept that I use for my meaties, you can see it on my page. With the egg layers, I have a permanent structure. The picture looks like pvc piping with a mesh of some type as a covering. I use chicken wire. As of today, no losses. What kind of predators do you have in your area?
  5. Metanoia

    Metanoia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2009
    South Australia
    Doesn't look like PVC to me... looks like metal tubing. I've seen better garden tractor designs around the internet. This looks pretty flimsy along the sides and hard to pick up to tractor it around with those handles on the ground.
  6. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 8, 2008
    Fleetwood, PA
    If it's the one I'm thinking of it's an aluminum frame. Pretty pricey, but welding the aluminum together can't be done by me!
  7. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 17, 2009
    My Coop
    It's definitely not PVC. I agree with Cindy, aluminum frame. I use the Poultry netting and Chicken wire, but I live in the City and don't have the country critters that most have.
  8. Ali1010

    Ali1010 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 27, 2009
    hmmm, well it'd only be for during the day...

    But anyways, I called my mom asking if I could bring some wood over to start building a run and she went off on me ("I have no job, do you think I care about f-- chickens right now?! Do you have to annoy me all the time with your stupid animals?") and said they'll just have to run around the yard....because thats totally safer than a run. [​IMG] Is there anyway i can train them to just stay in my yard? There's a fence, but it's maybe only 4 feet (which I'm assuming a chicken can jump) which goes onto the rest of the two acres but my mom has already made it clear she does not want to be out at night when Im not home chasing chickens around. [​IMG] Also, to protect them from predators, could I make a roost which they could fly upto so a coyote couldnt get them or something? I have yet to see raccoons, but I KNOW we have coyotes and I know they strike during bright daylight hours (the chickens will be going into a coop at night). There's TONS of them too, I hear them screaming and yipping at night, being from the city and never hearing this before, it was quite disturbing. XD
  9. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    I also agree that its not PVC. It looks like some sort of square tubing, stainless or aluminum. It also looks like the netting is the black platic netting that is pretty inexspensive at farm stores.

    It will keep the chikens in but not any predators. A raccoon or a wild dog could flip it right over. I think you could build something a lot bigger and stronger for less than $100.

    Good luck!

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