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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by lohoff1024, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. lohoff1024

    lohoff1024 In the Brooder

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    If anyone knows of a coops sold online under $130, please post a picture. I don't want one with a run, and it should house 2-3 chickens. Thank You!
     

  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    With those parameters, you'd be better served putting together a quick pallet or repurposed materiel coop - anything you pick up online at that pricepoint is going to be woefully inadequate for housing even the small flock you propose.
     
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  4. flyin-lowe

    flyin-lowe Chirping

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    If you just plan on a couple birds and don't need a run just build one. I built mine (6'x8'-7 foot tall) for 9 birds and the materials were right at $300.00. You could get matrials to build a small coop pretty cheap.
     
  5. TattooedChicks

    TattooedChicks Songster

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    I've done my coop from repurposed materials for about $30 and a run for about $40 by harassing my hardware store for scrap wood, mis-tinted paint and a few pieces of hardware. If you got a drill and a saw, the world is your workshop! :)
     
  6. Bobby Basham

    Bobby Basham Crowing

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    A drill, saw and a few sheets of plywood are my best friends. For $130, you can do a lot on your own. Chickens use the coop for laying eggs and roosting at night, but hang outside for the majority of the day. The coop is not a "lounging" area unless the weather is nasty.

    I took three sheets of plywood and came up with this big four-door brooder. It's 4-ft x 6-ft and 24 inches tall. I added the extra hinges and latches and no way spent that amount of money.
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    I draw a lot, and sit down with paper and pen to get busy. If you're handy, use your creativity and come up with something that works for you since you only have a few hens.
     
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    Came up with? That's funny. But I like the design, seems like it should work well. Have to keep this in mind.

    Loholf 1024 doesn't need to forget the stores generally will rip the sheets at no cost to make the task easier. Haven't seen a store bought one worth over $10.
     

  8. Bobby Basham

    Bobby Basham Crowing

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    Yes, "Came up with". ACE Hardware cut the sheets to 6-feet, I did all the rest as far as making all the cutouts and installing hardware cloth, hinges and leftover stain.
     
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