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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by joeyg4583, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. joeyg4583

    joeyg4583 Songster

    Mar 26, 2009
    Cedarburg, Wi
    Look at the shed I found on craigslist for $125. It is 8x8 is this a good deal?

    Oops I forgot the pics lol
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2010

  2. krcote

    krcote Songster

    May 21, 2008
    Concord, NH
    No link silly!
  3. Tomhusker

    Tomhusker Songster

    May 28, 2010
    Hamburg, Iowa
    Maybe it comes with a cloaking device.
  4. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    YES! IF it is sturdy and not gonna fall apart from being wet- was it sealed at any time?
  5. joeyg4583

    joeyg4583 Songster

    Mar 26, 2009
    Cedarburg, Wi
    I am not sure I am waiting for him to respond. Wish me luck it isn't sold already [​IMG] I made the mistake of chickens before the coop and can't afford much more than this currently.
  6. coloradochick

    coloradochick Songster

    Dec 19, 2007
    Brighton, CO
    [​IMG] I saw that too joey! What a great deal if you can get it out of there.
  7. joeyg4583

    joeyg4583 Songster

    Mar 26, 2009
    Cedarburg, Wi
    Quote:No kidding huh. If he still has it that will be the hard part. I think my uncle has a flatbed trailer we can use so that will help some. Are you on the hunt for a new coop too?
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2010

  8. darkmatter

    darkmatter Songster

    Jul 10, 2009
    Good Deal?-------maybe not, I've had problems in the past with outbuildings made of orientated strand wood. The Roof doesn't overhang all four sides, so rain will weather the wood quickly. If the base is in contact with the ground, it will rot, even if its treated and you waterseal and/or paint it. (Trust me on this, I've had similar outbuildings rot within 10 years) Check out my Coop on my BYC page, I built it over 15 years ago with the design features intended to last. My Coop has a roof that overhangs all four sides with tarred edges before the metal drip edges went on. The foundation holds the wood above ground with the sheath overlapping the foundation so water can't seep into the base of the walls, and the floor is a sub-ground dirt deep litter composting method.
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2010
  9. cfdf

    cfdf Songster

    Apr 12, 2010
    Quote:I say GO FOR IT! If that is what you can afford, then take the chance on it. Spruce it up with some paint,add ventilation, windows, nesting boxes and you're good to go. Even if it only lasts a few years ....you will get your money's worth. Maybe by then you will be able to buy something else. It does look like it will be a bit of a squeeze to get out but where there is a will there is a way. I will keep my fingers crossed that you [​IMG]

    Let us know if you get it!
  10. Luke13:34

    Luke13:34 Songster

    Aug 3, 2010
    The Naugatuck Valley
    That looks great! (glad I'm not the one who has to move it! [​IMG]) Not everyone can afford to make a bomb shelter for their chickens. Do the best you can. Add improvements as you are able to.

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