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Humble Homesteaders Chicken Coop.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Humble Homesteader, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. Humble Homesteader

    Humble Homesteader In the Brooder

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    No plans, no purchase, all free built from scrap!
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    It's HOT down here in Florida, so I covered the top & back side of the run with tarpaulin to shade my chickens from the afternoon sun.
    BECAUSE I LOVE MY CHICKENS!!!! lol...

    And here are a couple Youtube video's of our Humble Homestead.





    Please excuse the audio. It was my first time using this video cam. I found out I was too close to the mic...

    I hope you enjoy it. I know there isn't much to see, but my wife and I are just having a blast here!
     
  2. gmendoza

    gmendoza Songster

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    I LOVE IT! We are building a new chicken coop and run in our yard out of pine pallets and other scrap.Hope ours turns out as good as yourins!

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  3. Humble Homesteader

    Humble Homesteader In the Brooder

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    Quote:Oh don't worry! It will turn out great because you care... [​IMG]
     
  4. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Excellent use of materials - your girls look very happy!

    I like how you did your ventilation above the nest boxes. Great idea! [​IMG]
     
  5. Humble Homesteader

    Humble Homesteader In the Brooder

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    Quote:Oh you noticed! lol, I really felt I had too... It gets very hot down here. There is one on the opposite side as well. We are blessed with a bunch of old Oak trees here, but there is a 3 hour time in the afternoon the sun shines right on the run and about half the coop. Winter won't be too bad, maybe a few frosted mornings is all...
     
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2010
  6. Anguissette

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    I love it! And I especially like the price! You did a fantastic job and should be well rewarded with many eggs [​IMG]
     
  7. Coreyboy18

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    Great recycled coop! I think it looks awesome! I did the same thing, but bought paint and some 1x2's. Aside from that, everything else was recycled. Great job!
     
  8. Humble Homesteader

    Humble Homesteader In the Brooder

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    Quote:Well not yet... [​IMG]

    They are estimated to be about 6 months old. When the heck are they suppose to start?
     
  9. Humble Homesteader

    Humble Homesteader In the Brooder

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    Quote:Awesome! You should have included a pic for us!
    I think I will have to paint as well...
     
  10. Tdub4chiks

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    Great job. Love the videos. Looks like an awesome place to retire.
     

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