I'm trying to build a good coop for cheep.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by buttons, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. buttons

    buttons Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm trying to build a coop for 10 or more chickens. Right now I have two but I'm planing to get some more in late feb. I make $100 every weekend but have to pay for my two dog's and cat's food and vet stuff. What's a cheep coop plan?

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  2. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and Welcome hope someone sees this and can help you. just wanted to say high [​IMG]

    Edited to remove age.​
     
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  3. buttons

    buttons Out Of The Brooder

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    nice! When I first saw this site I thought it was for older people but I'm glad that some one my age has an interest in chickens.
     
  4. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Ya its nice to see other young people on here I have a flock of 13 laying hens and pullets of many different colorful breeds also have 1 blue ameraucana rooster right now. I am also faced with monthly feed bills for my chickens and coop and medical costs although my parents pay for the dogs.

    Glad to see you here,
    Henry
     
  5. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    Check out the coops being built from pallets. That might help you. Jean
     
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    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    freecycle, craigslist, and habitat for humanity are your FRIENDS.
     
  7. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Don't worry about plans at this stage - what you need are MATERIALS. Scrounge whatever you can -- pallets, wood packing crates, freecycle, craigslist, curbside, construction sites (ask permission), etc.

    Then once you have about a coop's worth of stuff, you can figure out a plan that will use it [​IMG]

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     
  8. Carolina Chicken Man

    Carolina Chicken Man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Word of advice.
    Get your coop ready, before you get more chickens. If you get the chickens first, and they are growing along like they do, you may get to the point were you have to get it finished. Then, your forced to buy new material. It happend to me.

    I think post type construction is the easiest most efficient way to build. I spent around $600 on my coop and run, but if I hadn't got myself in a bind, because I had chickens getting too big for my garage, I could have done for half that probably.

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    I built this for the most part, by myself. I only need help holding things at certian times, then I called my wife

    If you are interested in this style, I have alot of pics of the progress, and you can see how it went together. Just send me a PM
     
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  9. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry probably the only rule I didn't know [​IMG] thanks for the editing
     
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    catiecutie 123 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am planning to get chickens. I think I might get at the most ten chickens depending on how much money and room I have in the coop for them. I live in Florida, so I have to worry a bit about snakes, so what kind of chickens should I get (I'm worried about space) and what kind of coop should I make? Any blueprints and ways to get my supplies for cheaper would be really helpful. I am new to this website, so I really need someone to help me along. Thanks you guys![​IMG]
     

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