Could this be a coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by watchdogps, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. watchdogps

    watchdogps Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. smokinjay

    smokinjay Out Of The Brooder

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    Food grade could not see why it would not work.....Just need to vent it.
     
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  3. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Talk about easy spring cleaning. Just open the bottom valve and hose.

    Sure is nice with a roof, venting and door. Though $75 is out of my 'free' price range. We used a playhouse for our first coop and now grow out area. It was put on a tractor and now has a floor when in use.

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  4. rpchris

    rpchris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It look like an interesting challenge. How would you ever get into it to clean or retrieve eggs? I looks like it has metal framing all the way around.
     
  5. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one of those totes, and have not yet had an EUREKA!! moment on how to change it to a coop. The metal frame would make it extra difficult. I have thought to seperate the frame form tote, and use the frame for a tractor, with extra hardware cloth added. Use teh plastic tote as a small coop, with some major cutting renos.... I just can't figure it out, though, so I have been using my tote for rain water.

    IF you firgure this in to a coop, PLEASE post some instructions![​IMG]
     
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