Looking for a "CHEEP" design that can fit 3-5 chickens

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by flirty31, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. flirty31

    flirty31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am having a heck of a time finding plans that are not extremely expensive materials-wise, too much coop, or just plain available.

    I even have a hard time finding coop plans on this website. I have googled and checked out books from the library, but what I need is a blueprint so that I have something to follow.

    Does anyone have one or can anyone point me in the right direction?
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    My little Barred Rock needs a home!
     
  2. minister man

    minister man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought a book called " Bulding Chicken Coops For Dummies". you might find an idea or two in there. The first half of the book, shows how to build things, and then there are a few plans. Each of those plans come with cutting diagrams, and lists of material needed. I know there is one plan for what they call the "minimal coop", whick is 4x4 and raised up off the ground. I don't like everything about the book, but it is pretty discriptive for a beginner. I can't remember what the book cost, but you might find it at a libray or something.
     
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  3. flirty31

    flirty31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You know, I have that book checked out from the library right now. I should give it another look, for some reason I didn't like the coop plans I saw in there but maybe I could modify the one you're talking about.

    Thanks for reminding me of that book!
     
  4. Brookhavens

    Brookhavens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You also may want to go on Youtube and watch some videos. There are a lot of smaller coops and chicken tractors on there.
     
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