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In the Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room (My $20 coop and another cheapy coop too)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Namaste Mama, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. Namaste Mama

    Namaste Mama Songster

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    [​IMG] Ok so I needed something different and fun for my chickens and this is what I came up with! Its made out of recycled pallets, and materials, except the bamboo fencing which was $20. Its not done, I want to add bamboo details and other fund stuff and I need to add more palm fronds to the top, but I thought I would share with you all! Keep in mind, I live in the desert, theres maybe 5 days a year it would even try to get a couple degrees below freezing at night, its rains maybe once every two months, so I wanted something with good ventilation because 115 degree summers were more of a concern for me. I live in the city and theres a 6 foot block wall fence around my property, theres no coons or really other predators that can get in my yard so I didn't have to worry about that. The low humidity dries the poo out so that I can just sweep it out of the roost area too. So this coop that wouldn't be appropriate for others, works great for me.[​IMG] BTW,I am so not a carpenter, but its mostly square and sturdy too. ;0)

    (The pallet will be moved eventually)
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    Inside the second story roosting area
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    The other side, the bar sticking out will be where I hang water
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    This is my $30 (all new materials) A frame coop. Right now it houses the babies, but when they get bigger they will go live with the big girls in the Tiki Room and this will be for my banties. (excuse the mess, I haven't had time to clean since the last rainstorm blew junk in it.)
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    Last edited: Dec 13, 2008
  2. chickenmum

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    Oooh! [​IMG][​IMG]:clap
     
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    That is too cool. I saw a large ceramic tiki style container at goodwill that would fit right in there...LOL
     
  4. Namaste Mama

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    [​IMG] Thanks you all. Its was a lot of fun to make and I really hope I could find a Tiki statue to go with it. I think the girls need some non-alcoholic Mai Tais when they are lounging in it!
     
  5. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member 10 Years

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    Quote:And I think you need some alcoholic Mai Tais while lounging and watching chicken Tv after all your great work!

    Your coop is extremely original! Thanks for sharing! [​IMG]
     
  6. redoak

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    Cute coop and some cool ideas.
     
  7. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    I love it! Very original and will help those chickies stay cool in our hot climate.
     
  8. Namaste Mama

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    Thats the plan. I think it will stay a lot cooler than a traditional coop.[​IMG]
     

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