Coop in a day

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Malbri, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. Malbri

    Malbri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to build a small coop for isolating both new birds and if my hens decide to hatch chicks. It needs to be simple and cheap, and quick to put together. Also, it would need to be pretty warm and able to accomidate a heat lamp. Any suggestions?
    I have 3 sheets of 4x8 USB already primed(I was gonna use it for my new run, but I can go pick up some more next weekend anyway because I need more to complete it anyway). And lots of 2x4's and screws.
     
  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    Colorado
    Can you use wood pallets and put the siding over that? Many places give them away around here, don't know about where you live. If you put the OSB on the outside and on the inside it would make a pretty good insulated wall because of the dead space between them for warmth.
     
  3. Hobbley_Farm

    Hobbley_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:WOW. I would like to see some pictures so that I could make a few also. We've decided to raise our own meat birds and I want to keep them seperate fromour laying flock so that would be great as far as I'm concerned!!!
     
  4. Malbri

    Malbri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone think of a way to insulate a big dog crate?
     
  5. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    Colorado
    Can anyone think of a way to insulate a big dog crate?

    Can you get ahold of some straw bales? They could easily be stacked around and even on top of the crate to create an excellent insulation.

    Also, you could wrap it with some heavy duty tarp.

    I would like to see some pictures so that I could make a few also

    Try using the search feature at the top and type in "pallets", I know I've seen several people's pictures who've actually used pallets and you should be able to find them that way.​
     

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