1. anniemoo

    anniemoo Out Of The Brooder

    Check out my "Island Coop" (small island off the coast of Maine) by clicking on my username (anniemoo) to see it on my personal page. I used mostly scrounged materials, my family runs the island transfer station and rents dumpsters to contractors so we do a lot of dumpsterdiving and also beachcombing. My five kids are all in their twenties and all away and one of the first things they say when they get home is "let's go check out the dump". Once the ice and snow go, I plan to build the run. I am getting bantam pullets from My Pet Chicken on April 20.
    Jane
     
  2. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    Nice coop and great recycling!!! Just remember that chickens don't care what it looks like as long as it is safe and warm. I think you did a fantastic job! [​IMG]
     
  3. Big dreams

    Big dreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cute little coop! Good job.
     
  4. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

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    You did that with recycled materials. (bows in reverence) sorry i dont have that smily. BRavo
     
  5. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

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    Can I move in??? [​IMG]
     
  6. cluckylisa

    cluckylisa Out Of The Brooder

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    Awesome!
     
  7. cimarron

    cimarron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lucky chickens, lucky you...what a pretty spot in the woods!
     
  8. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    It is wonderful, makes me think of a "gnome home"! [​IMG] and [​IMG] !


    Can you give any details? Size, floor, building tips?

    It is so wonderful!
     
  9. Chicken03

    Chicken03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats a really nice coop. Your chickens will be happy in that.[​IMG]
     
  10. anniemoo

    anniemoo Out Of The Brooder

    The "Island Coop" is 4'X6'. The ends are 8 1/2' tall and the sides are 4 1/2'. The framing and studs were not evenly spaced so I put a window from my large collection of windows into a space where it would fit and then just built around it. I don't know how to frame windows or doors (just can't seem to visualize it) so for instance with the door, I propped it in place and then built a frame around it. I fill in gaps with painted trim, sometimes there seems to be layers of trim to fill in holes. I recently scored an old discarded garden way cart from the dump and plan to build a chicken tractor and put 2 chickens in it. Our island is small (40 people) but swells to 300-350 in the summer. I have an idea to "rent my chicken tractor, give your kids, grandkids, guests a farm experience when they come to visit". Most people that come are from the cities and suburbs. We'll see how it goes.
     

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