hello i am new

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chick'n'run, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. chick'n'run

    chick'n'run Out Of The Brooder

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    hello. i am from sarnia. i am planning to have 4 chicks in the spring. my yard is 150ft by 50 ft. i am wondering if anyone has an idea for a small coop on a small budget (i am paying it all by myself on 2 paper routes)[​IMG].
     
  2. Kesha

    Kesha Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey honey, Go to craigslist and put the materials you need under the wanted section.

    Some people might have the stuff laying around that you need.

    Plan it out before you try to build it.

    Good Luck!
     
  3. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Welcome from NM! Definitely check Craigslist.com, you can get all kinds of neat stuff free or cheap.
     
  4. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    [​IMG] from TN
     
  5. HappyHatch'en

    HappyHatch'en Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Perhaps someone has an old dog house you could renovate...or a small wooden shipping crate.....good luck and welcome...
    HappyHatch'en
     
  6. ShelleyInAlberta

    ShelleyInAlberta Out Of The Brooder

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    Good for you for doing this on your own - makes some plans and look around for free materials... post some pics when you're done.
     
  7. momofdrew

    momofdrew Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Kesha

    Kesha Out Of The Brooder

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    Keep looking at other peoples coops. You will get a ton of ideas.
     
  9. chick'n'run

    chick'n'run Out Of The Brooder

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    well, actually, i had already started on one, but it was only a practice one, and i couldn't really get some parts together. i needed to start over anyways. it wouldn't have been very practical or well insulated.
     
  10. lichick28

    lichick28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC On your paper route keep an eye out for wood that people are throwing out. When people redo their kitchens look for small cabinets for nest boxes if you cant build look into a wood dog house and add a door,vent. I had no idea how to build & my Pop told me to build a box with 2x4's close in with plywood making room for a door, vents. draw it out on paper to help visualize it. Good luck & keep us updated
     

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