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Chicken run- $0. Happy chickens- Priceless

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by BellLisamo, May 1, 2009.

  1. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    I built this run in about an hour to two hours. The chicken wire is what took so long. I used pallets for the lil house and then i used trampoline legs to hold up the run. I dug a hole for the trampoline legs and then buried them. Hope everyone likes my scrap run!!!

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    The chickens are loving their new run so much that one of the pullets laid their first egg!!!!

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  2. Ga.chickenman

    Ga.chickenman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I'm talking about,my kinda chicken pen. I always try to make my pens and brooders from free stuff,my chicken love it. Looking good
    keep up the good work!!!!
    ga.chickenman [​IMG]
     
  3. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    That's a great way to recycle, and so long it works that's what does matter.
    Great Idea [​IMG]

    Omran
     
  4. mwdh1

    mwdh1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love it, my coop is made from an old garage door I recycled (free), and my run only cost me about $60
     
  5. The Poultry Peanut

    The Poultry Peanut lives under rock

    kool!!! I like it [​IMG] [​IMG] great way to reuse materials that you had on hand [​IMG] [​IMG] I would like those chicken iglus but $$way$$ to expensive ( our hens free range though ) may your hens be happy for ever! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. headred

    headred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love a free coop! Good job!
     
  7. hungryhensfarm

    hungryhensfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My coop was made with lumber given to me by a neighbor. We had to purchase the chicken wire and staples to fasten the chicken wire to the lumber. I'm not sure exactly how much those cost because my husband bought them while I was at work. But my understanding is that the wire was about $50 and the staples less than $10. I'm happy with it and my girls seem to like it, too.

    Bellisamo,
    I think your coop and run look great. You did a fantastic job and ou should be proud of your accomplishment. $0 is the way to go![​IMG]
     
  8. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    thanks so much everyone! [​IMG]
    i was so proud of it i made HUNY come over and look at it that day!
     
  9. Huny

    Huny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am just jealous because I don't have a free trampoline sitting around, or a truck to drag home pallets. I am pretty impressed.
     
  10. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] Great job. Nothing better than a free coop and run. I like it. Now I think Ive got some old trampoline legs laying around somewhere. [​IMG]
     

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