First timer, Teddi's chicken coop & run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by teddiliza, Feb 28, 2008.


    run is a detachable tractor with a round board for the gate that slides inbetween two bars, and fits right up to the coop.

    Now I just need to cut a hole in the floor and make a ladder so there is a way to get from top to bottom. I'll wait till they're a bit older...

    My chicks:

    I got so many great ideas from this site!
    The roof is an old glass shower door (opaque) which I'll cover with a rug in the summer.

  2. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    cute babies & nice coop = happy chickens and lots of eggs!
  3. countryboy

    countryboy Songster

    Oct 31, 2007
    looks great, nice chicks
  4. ZooZoo

    ZooZoo Songster

    Mar 21, 2007
    Northern New Jersey
    Great use of materials. Very creative![​IMG]
  5. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Songster

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County

  6. After my husband spent $100 on lumber and supplies for the coop part, I wanted to use what we had for the tractor. I used the rubbermaid shelving grates from a closet organizer we didn't like, an old portable metal closet frame, and some wood from a twin bed box spring mattress. I did spend more money putting wheels on the bottom of the chicken coop and using a stackable recycle bin for the nesting box. And of course, hardware cloth and chicken wire and the cable ties, an electric stapler and staples.

    All in all, I've probably spent $200 on the coop and run!
    These better be some darn good eggs when they start laying!

  7. Testing, testing.......


    AHA! It worked!
  8. jab91864

    jab91864 Songster

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    I like it !!!

    Julie [​IMG]

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