How much do you think it would cost to build a 10' x 10' chicken coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by bluehillfarm, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. rufus

    rufus Overrun With Chickens

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    We built my chicken coop out of stuff we found laying in the alley and on vacant lots. Election time is a great time to collect coop materials. Politicians put up a lot of signs that they never seem to take down afterward. Especially if they lose.

    My hens live in the Obama "Hope" coop. Hope they lay eggs.

    My chickens have no idea nor do they care that they are living in a ghetto coop.

    Rufus
     
  2. bluehillfarm

    bluehillfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks everyone for the tips I will do some more searching around and see what I can come up with [​IMG]
     
  3. florida lee

    florida lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I built a 8 x 10, got all materials from Lowes. cost about $750.[​IMG]
     
  4. bluehillfarm

    bluehillfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow that is not bad maybe I will build one thanks :)
     
  5. bluehillfarm

    bluehillfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any one have any good cheap run ideas??? i thought a couple of dog kennels would be good???
     
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  6. mb poultry

    mb poultry Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a run made with dog kennel panels, and it works great. Just remember always go square and not rectangle. two dog kennels is 8 ten foot panels. 1 wide and 3 long =10x30=300sq ft. 2 wide and 2 wide= 20x20=400sq ft. same material, 100 more sq ft! I keep 20-25 laying hens in a 6x8 coop. I had the windows, and the lumber and roofing was less than $300. I'll try to post a pic for you tomorrow.
     
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I haven't read through the replies but I'd say get a shed! You will LOVE it.
     
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  8. bluehillfarm

    bluehillfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have thought about that also it would probably be cheaper to get the panels...thanks :)
     
  9. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used some materials I had here, some wood, metal roofing and such, but still have a thousand dollars in it. If you don't count the run. That is a $369 dog run from I bought TSC 2 years ago.
     
  10. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    I bought my dog kennel panels used from a CL ad. I think we paid $100 for 6, 10'x6' panels and two have doors. [​IMG] They're the heavy chain link style -- they weigh a ton -- but it makes for a nice run.
     
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