Its amazing what people throw away.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Pokes79, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. Pokes79

    Pokes79 Songster

    Sep 4, 2009
    I have a couple projects I need to complete including quail pens and a larger chicken coop, but wood can get expensive.
    I was in my girlfriends neighborhood the two days ago and a house is being built a couple houses down the road, so I stopped by to ask if there was any wood they didn't plan on using.
    After building quail pens this is what I have left:

    Here are the quail pens I built and all I had to buy was the wire and hinges:
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2009
  2. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Wow Pokes - Great job on the quail pens - they look fantastic. Looks like you got a good deal on the materials, too!
  3. NChickenwing

    NChickenwing In the Brooder

    Jul 8, 2009
    In the 910
    Construction site are the best place to get free lumber. Most ppl do not realize that the contractors have to pay to dispose of scrap lumber. I got all of the lumber for my coop and run from construction sites.

    Great job on the quail pens.

  4. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    I could never make something that nice looking! Those are amazing, especially considering the materials used!
  5. happi752

    happi752 Songster

    Sep 12, 2009
    Casa Grande
    nicely done!!! I will have to keep my eye out for house being built. hahaha I could always use that scrap lumber.
  6. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    That's pretty cool that you got all those material free! And the pens look great! [​IMG]
  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    In our city, we could not access to any dumpster because if you get caught, you would be arrested and fined by the city. Liabilities too.
  8. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    Quote:lol, yes, but would the fine be less than the cost of wood???
  9. card5640

    card5640 Songster

    Mar 27, 2009
    Bangor area, Maine
    Great looking pens, I got 8 free sheets of plywood by checking out all the college housing sites, students leave their "beer game tables" and bed supports right outside the door. In 20 minutes at one apartment unit I had 6 sheets of plywood and 4 2x4s and 10 cement blocks...remember this next May!
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    LOL Thats true but not worth getting trouble with the law anyway!

    I am guessing it would be different if the contractor was at the premises and you do have permission to take it out but some garbage pick ups forbid anyone to take anything out due to liabilities which some folks do get hurt into the dumpster.

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