***Free Chicken Coop***

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by just271, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. just271

    just271 Out Of The Brooder

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    We decided to get more chickens and build another coop. All the materials was stuff we was able to get for free. My budget to build the coop was $20. Yes, only $20. Thus far, we only spent $12... So far so good!! Just need to stain/ paint the exterior. The coop size is 6' long, 4 wide and 5' tall w/ 6 nesting boxes. We will be adding a 10x10 dog kennel for the run area. I'll post new pictures once its painted w/ the kennel attached. Thanks again for stopping by.

    Please take a look and have a great day!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=92169
     
  2. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    Looking good! I assume that during the summer daylight hours they free range? Our heat would roast them in that box with the glass increasing the sun's heat inside.
     
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  3. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gotta love free stuff! Once it's painted it will look great, good job, amazing what a coat of paint can do!

    I got a free shed but by the time we did renovations and added the run...figure probably spent $600 but still feel good about it, would have been much much more if I had to pay for or build a 8x8 building. Here's a link to my latest thread on my newest coop if you want to check it out.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=581329
     
  4. just271

    just271 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, your right about the hot summers we have in GA and FL. They will have access to a 10x10 kennel for there run once we attach it to the coop in a few days. We lucked up w/ the windows, there tented w/ UV protection. We will be adding a solar powered fan for ventilation and a few vent doors at the top side of the coop since heat rise.
     
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  5. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    Sweet. [​IMG]
     
  6. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ooh, solar powered fan-LOVE IT!
     
  7. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    $12.00 spent already. You are WAY over budget. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Great job!!! It looks great. I'm a big fan of FREE and recycling.

    Love what you're doing. [​IMG]
     

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