Grow out coop using a plastic skid

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Kiniska, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. Kiniska

    Kiniska Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let me preempt this by saying I have a plethora of plastic skids. My work has them all the time and I try to find alternative uses for them. We got in some new equipment that came in large crates. So I decided to make a quick meat grow out coop for my bantams today. Here is what I started with. All scavenged items. Some left overs from other projects. [​IMG]
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    Decided to cut the skid.
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    Then screwed the wooden plat form to the plastic skid.
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  2. Kiniska

    Kiniska Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Kiniska

    Kiniska Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Kiniska

    Kiniska Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will add a white metal roof to the "lid".
     
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  5. jchny2000

    jchny2000 Goslings are precious!

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    Awesome idea! I have a few of those in the barn, and I really need some grow out pens! Thanks for sharing! [​IMG]
     
  6. paridisefarm2009

    paridisefarm2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great recycle idea !
     
  7. Kiniska

    Kiniska Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like this because it is fairly mobile as well. Just hook a tow chain to it and the skid is sturdy enough to be drug about. Also because it is plastic it won't rot or rust. When this one is finished I plan on trying to make one mostly out of plastic pallets. If nothing else they make superior sub floors.
     
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    Kiniska Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It has been cold and raining today so I decided to work on stencils for the coops. Here is 1/2 of a lotus flower for the Brahma Bantams.
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  9. Kiniska

    Kiniska Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice day, so working on a second plastic skid coop. Spent most of the morning breaking down the crates.
    Free plywood is a wonderful thing. I also love oops paint from Lowes. Cannot beat 5.00 a gallon!
     
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    Kiniska Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did a little more work on both coops today. This one will be red with a white roof and black trim
     

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