FOR All WHO WANTS TO SAVE MONEY (Dumpster Diving is the way!)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Omran, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Hello, I decided to start this topic because I always read and hear these days that we need to save money and most of us are real on tight budget, I understand that real good because I am in the same boat like most of you. I have build my chicken coop with 90% of free lumber I salvaged from Dumpsters and old decks and I have seen the question many times (how can I build a cheap coop? Hey there is nothing wrong with Dumpster Diving) in new Construction areas man can find a lot of good lumber and bricks and steel etc. I always asked the superintendent if I can take some old stuff from the Dumpsters and they always reply oh ya no problem. here are some pictures of my old lumber:[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  2. BayCityBabe

    BayCityBabe Songster

    May 1, 2008
    Wow, that's great! I wish our gang was handy - alas!
  3. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Wow that's fantastic! Way to recycle [​IMG]
  4. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    WOW! What a great find! I love when I can use things that others are throwing away. BTW, your coop is beautiful! Great Job! [​IMG]
  5. Ladysonja

    Ladysonja Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    Porter, Texas
    Awesome coop!

    I do have to say when I read the subject line, I was thinking some critter was dumpster diving in your feed container or some thread about a dog knocking over trash cans!

    I wish I would have thought of your idea... My high dollar Chicken Coop/Run would not be the money pit of the back yard - LOL!

    I will say that my neighbor is trying to talk another neighbor out of some old unwanted perfect condition window for his coop.

    Congrats on your dumpster diving finds!
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    In our town, it was illegial to do some dumpster diving because of lawsuits and liablity on contractors and people do steal to take metals to recycling center for a quick buck! [​IMG]
  7. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Quote:here in KY we have no problem what so ever with dumpster diving so long you ask bevore you do anything! thanks God .
  8. Heather J

    Heather J Songster

    May 29, 2008
    Ah! I'm already trying to figure out which contractors I can call about going through their dumpsters for materials for my next coop, and I only have the foundation finished on the one we're building now (number two). Despite not having my second one finished, I already know I'm going to want a third--even if it is only used a few month a year for breeding. lol Who am I kidding--of course I'll end up with too many chickens and have to use it year round. [​IMG]
  9. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Songster

    Jul 19, 2008
    deming new mexico
    very nice we tried getting into the construction dumpsters here and they said no a friend of our persisted and they called the cops on him but im glad u did so well thanks for sharing:thumbsup
  10. CathyB

    CathyB Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    Me and my DH have no problem dumpster diving, curb picking, asking builders for scraps, DH taking scraps from work! Just call me the Dumpster Diva!!! I really do not think we bought anything new so far in our coop making except for chicken wire!

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