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Free Chicken coop plans from Lowes!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Tootie23, May 7, 2011.

  1. Tootie23

    Tootie23 Out Of The Brooder

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  2. SadieSue

    SadieSue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That is pretty awesome. A perfect plan for suburban/city flocks! I'm going to share that with friends who'd like to get started. Thanks for the link!
     
  3. Why Did The Chicken Cross

    Why Did The Chicken Cross Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow, I really like this a lot! I like the contemporary style.

    The run underneath looks pretty small though.

    I'm sure this costs over $200 to build.
     
  4. Why Did The Chicken Cross

    Why Did The Chicken Cross Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry, I was off on the over $200 estimate.

    According to the site the estimate is $530!![​IMG]
     
  5. hisdaughter

    hisdaughter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it's very cute but are they serious??? $520. for that little coop?
     
  6. Chickeninthemeadow

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    Yeah, I question the price tag too. does that include the cost of the tools or is it just the lumber? Then again, yeah, if you use high quality lumber vs the cheapest sheathing they have (that's what I did) then yeah, the cost can be higher. And I've lost track on how much I've spent on screws.

    It would make a cute little outdoor brooder for older chicks and a nice isolation pen, but I think the underneath run is too small. Add wheels though and you have a chicken tractor!
     
  7. scratchpeck

    scratchpeck New Egg

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    In the one photo, it almost looks like the roost is above the food?? I hope I'm wrong!

    There are some good ideas in this, and there are ways to make it cheaper - sure seems like a 2x4 would be cheaper for a roost than a closet pole, and I'd move the door to a side to save floor space.....
     
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    F106A Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first thought is that saying you never hear, "I wish I would have made my coop smaller." It's a very nice design, but way to small.

    Mark
     
  9. calista

    calista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wise words. It's very cute but totally impractical for the cost. And I just cringe thinking of what the first spatters of poop are going to do to it. [​IMG]

    Too many designers of small coops probably have little real-world experience with raising chickens and don't really understand their requirements for MORE space than LESS in order to be healthy and live well.
     
  10. Naughty

    Naughty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    don't know if its the same nationwide - but both home depot and lowe's in my area give a 10% discount to veterans - no matter how long you have been out - which helps! I have been out for 24 years and I still get a discount
     

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