Coop/run...[recycled materials]

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by 1hawaiian, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. 1hawaiian

    1hawaiian Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Folks,

    Not SPECTACULAR, but I think they'll be happy... I'm planning on raising 3 RIR and 1 BR...

    Here's my new coop/run that I built from wood and material that was headed for the local dump... I tried to make the best of the dimensions that were available to me.
    This is what I came up with on a weekend. All I purchased was the hardware cloth.







    The coop/run itself is 12 ft long x 8 ft wide x 3 ft high... they will have the two adjoining fenced areas to roam while supervised for an hour or two each day as I alternate weekly between the two areas. The larger area is 24 ft x 11 ft and the other is 16 ft x 11 ft. I will be allowing the weeds/grasses to grow and will have compost piles in each to allow them to rummage through for bugs and stuff.
     
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  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Nice work!
     
  3. 1hawaiian

    1hawaiian Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thank you... I hope I can make this arrangement work out for the hens... I wish I could've gone bigger, but was limited by the amount of wood/materials I could gather
    from around the neighborhood... [​IMG]
     
  4. Hummingbird Hollow

    Hummingbird Hollow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made most of my coop from recycled/re purposed/leftover material as well. It's kind of a satisfying feeling even if the results aren't quite as pretty as the designer coops.
     
  5. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    Great job! How satisfying to save materials from the dump and repurpose them as a coop etc. Desigher coops are beautiful to look at but the recylced ones feed the soul. [​IMG]
     
  6. Rosaleen

    Rosaleen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great job! My run was made from recycled materials except for hardware wire, six 2x4s, and a box of screws...(you can see it on my page). Don't you find it rewarding to reuse materials for a useful purpose?
     
  7. 1hawaiian

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    Yes, it has been a very satifying and rewarding experience... more than I had imagined!
    I'm stoked how it all worked out with careful planning.

    I live in a rural community and its rustic look blends in well...LOL

    Fact is, I didn't have any money to use for this purpose... All I had was a small box of nails and a borrowed saw.

    Considering everything.... I'm very proud of it...[​IMG]

    Thanks for your comments!!!
     
  8. 1hawaiian

    1hawaiian Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I just checked out your page and wow....that came out really nice!!!!
    Great job!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. Rosaleen

    Rosaleen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I just checked out your page and wow....that came out really nice!!!!
    Great job!!! [​IMG]

    I had access to the commercial signage for free ... Two 10 foot long pieces that came off the side of a mall. All the other materials were at hand and that huge wall unit was in my shop ( that I had to close due to a family illness). We plan to move back to our home ( hopefully, if i can get it more handicapped accessibe ) which is more rural with a nice sized barn and our older coop area. I plan to dismantle my outdoor run and set up pens in the barn. Oh! To have the time and $ to do everything.....
     
  10. 1hawaiian

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    yep,... time and $$$ [​IMG]
     

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