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!!!


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

  2. Ga.chickenman

    Ga.chickenman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2009
    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]

  4. mwdh1

    mwdh1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    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

    Feb 28, 2009
    I love a free coop! Good job!
  7. hungryhensfarm

    hungryhensfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2009
    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.

    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

    Nov 14, 2008
    Sunny Southern Arizona
    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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