I NEED IDEAS FOR A LITTLE COOP!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by wings, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. wings

    wings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am getting 5 more Barred Rocks soon, and I need to make a temporary coop for them, before we put them in with the big girls.

    My dad is a carpenter and is very resourceful, but he needs ideas for a quick, cheap, little house that I can keep my babies in after they leave the brooder but before they can go in the coop. ANY PICTURES WOULD BE APPRECIATED!!!!
     
  2. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check out the coop design section on the forum then click on small coops and/or tractors ans see what you like.
     
  3. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is what i built for my seramas inside the house it is 5 ft wide by 3 ft deep by about 3 ft high. You don't have to get fancy with it like i did but it works great
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    I recently added a lower level for more chicks cost to add lower level using one thin sheet of plywood and some 2 by 2's....$9

    I put the above brooder on saw horses and built the lower enclosure around them screwing perches to the saw horses and mounted a light in there. I still have to modify it a bit so excuse the slapped together chicken wire in the front.
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  4. BlueLagoonRabbitry

    BlueLagoonRabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow my mom would kill me if i had chickens in the house
     
  5. CATRAY44

    CATRAY44 Lard Cookin Chicken Woman

    Check Craigslist for a doghouse...
     
  6. wings

    wings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Mine would too! We do keep the chicks in the basement when they are super young...
     
  7. wings

    wings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Chickenaddict! That looks cool!
     
  8. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your welcome wings [​IMG] good luck with the build [​IMG]
     
  9. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    do you have an existing building?
    add a lean to.. very useful...
     
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  10. wings

    wings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do you have any pictures? I need any I can get...
     

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