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I Think I Hit the Jack Pot

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by rileysgranny, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. rileysgranny

    rileysgranny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 17, 2008
    Tennessee, USA
    I just found out from the distribution manager where I work that there are quite a few wooden pallets in the warehouse that he wants gone. I went back to check them out and several of them are quite large! They would make a good start for a floor for a coop and I could use some of the others as framing for the sides and roof. I know 'cause I've learned this from other BYC posts!

    I'm so excited. I've called my son to bring his trailer and pick them up for me. I just love FREE!

    I'm not so sure DH will be as eggcited as I am, but hey, what's a girl to do? He works outside in the cold all day long, so I may have to wait till warmer weather to start building. But, at least I'll have the materials! Then I can get more chickens, build a brooder house, etc. And the out building that we were talking about converting to either a coop or a hobby room can now be designated as my hobby room! Whoot, Whoot!
  2. Jena

    Jena The Welsh Witch

    Nov 2, 2008

    Good for you.

    That would be so good, I like freebies too.

  3. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dumpster diving is the way to go! We've built several "additions" to the coop with discarded materials. [​IMG]
  4. Icarus Crows

    Icarus Crows Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 12, 2008
    The free section on Craigs List can be awesome and almost as fun as a good dumpster.
  5. CityChook

    CityChook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2008
    Minneapolis, MN
    My Coop
    Not only is it free, but you're also doing your part to be green and recycle! Way to go!
  6. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hey! That's a great idea!
  7. rileysgranny

    rileysgranny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 17, 2008
    Tennessee, USA
    My little mind is just whirling around with ideas about how to best use them. I'll have to be careful, everytime I say to DH, "I have an idea!" he says the ugly words. All in a loving manner though.
  8. eggzettera

    eggzettera Chillin' With My Peeps

  9. rileysgranny

    rileysgranny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 17, 2008
    Tennessee, USA
    eggzettera-thanks for the link. Wow! It is REALLY going to help DH understand what can be done. I often times have a hard time getting him to visualize what I have in mind.


    Here is a picture I took this morning of the stack of palletts. There are more at the warehouse next door that I was told I could have also.[​IMG]
  10. Kitchenella

    Kitchenella Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 11, 2008
    Beitar Illit, Israel
    Where I live lumber is very scarce so I broke down and bought the initial boards for my little coop. We had some old 2/4's that I'm using as fence posts but how to frame the gate to the run left me muttering. (The run was and afterthought when the birds started pooping on my patio a bit to often).

    Yesterday I was in the lobby of our building an out came my neighbor and a workman hauling out boards from her old cupboards. Not enough to make much but there were three perfect ones to frame my gate. As fast as she put them by the garbage bin I snatched them up.

    Scrounging is addictive.


    My little coop. Believe it or not there are 4 birds smushed together on that perch. And I thought the perch might not be big enough. Ha Ha.



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