Cheap Temporary Coop lots of large pictures.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by tazcat70, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Free dog house (actually an old rabbit hutch)

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    Pulled off rotting board and added new 2x4 and a 2x6 (the 2x6 is because the upper frame was rotting for about an inch and so I had to cut part of it off too. So it is for support.)

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    This piece of wood came from some cabinets that my husband pulled out of an old house on a side job. I pulled off the lattice and used it for a ladder up to the roost.

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    Another piece of the cabinet.

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    Makes a GREAT, cleanable floor...

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    Closed one hole and made a door with the other.

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    The screen on top and the carpet are to help with sprinkling and shade.

    I closed it up before I got a good picture of the roost. I will be painting it and adding a REAL run. But for now they are so happy to be outside. And my family is thrilled that I will be able to do laundry again. (their brooder was sitting on the washer)

    Total cost: Nothing but time and a little sweat. Maybe some blood from a splinter or two....But those I can afford. [​IMG]

    Tonya
     
  2. eggzettera

    eggzettera Chillin' With My Peeps

    Way to go I wish I had that kind of talent. I just bought an eglu called it good. Yours looks WAY more moveable, again way to go.
     
  3. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    That's a great little coop! What a brilliant choice on flooring material. Easy to clean and won't be damaged by moisture. I hope you post again after you get it painted. I bet your chicks are really happy to get some time outside. Good job!

    You should put your photos on your personal page, if you haven't done it, yet. I think it would help people see how they could turn used dog houses and hutches into really great little coops. Some people didn't get the fixer-upper gene and need a little more inspiration, along with a few how-to photos. [​IMG]
     
  4. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Thank you both!!! My husband frown when he saw it...But I just SMILED. I will get it painted soon hopefully. When I do I will update pictures.

    Tonya
     
  5. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, it's not quite finished yet. I bet he'll like it when it's all done. Besides, he should be grateful he didn't have to do any of the work! [​IMG]
     
  6. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    What a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration! Is your pen a big dog cage? I have one of those that I'm not using...maybe I should!
     
  7. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    NY
    Wonderful Job, I recycle alot.
    Put a fresh coat of paint on that and it will be cute as a button.


    I have been know to dumpster dive at a couple work sites. No since filling up our
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  8. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good job! Very creative! [​IMG]
     
  9. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Thank you all.

    Yes it is a dog kennel. I put plastic poultry wire around most of it. (To keep the kitty from grabbing a chick)

    Well my husband kept dawdling. He couldn't figure out what the rush was. I think now he is happy that I did it. But hopefully he knows he is not off the hook. He WILL be helping with the big one. [​IMG]

    Tonya
     

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