My $50 Chicken coop thus far..pictures!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Isisranch, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. Isisranch

    Isisranch Out Of The Brooder

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    I am trying to build my first chicken coop on the cheap. I finally got somewhere on it over the last 3 days. I still have to put the door on, some hinges and finish the run (ok, start the run). What do you think thus far? I used 4 sheets of plywood, left over 2x4's from building my barn and left over paint from my garden shed.

    Big barn, little chicken house
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    The little chicken house itself, suggestions needed on if I am on the right track or not?
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    This is where I am planning on putting it. Between the cow pen and the barn, I can't figure out the best way to make the run safe from creatures. I was considering PVC piping? Any advice? I was thinking of putting the house on cinder blocks but I am afraid of snakes getting under it. Phobia of mine! Thanks all
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  2. Coop-a-kick

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    The first picture and the caption made me laugh. [​IMG]

    Love the roofing... I haven't seen anyone else use that yet! I think it looks great and I'm impressed that you used what you had on hand.
     
  3. Isisranch

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    After I took that picture of big barn little box, I couldn't figure out if I had a really big barn or just a really little chicken house! What can I say?[​IMG]
     
  4. alabama girl

    alabama girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes me too, I thought the BIG building was built with just $50. The actual coop is gorgeous. Good job. [​IMG]
     
  5. Coop-a-kick

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    You could call it your Quadruple B yard: Big Barn, Bitty Box! [​IMG]

    (It looks like a BIG barn to me!)
     
  6. smith2

    smith2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That coop is so cute. It looks just the right size for a few hens. I love it when people use what they already have. I know you feel really good having accomplished your task!![​IMG]
     
  7. Isisranch

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    Quote:I am sooo tired! I can't believe how hard it was to build a 4x4 box. DH refused to help me since he says if I want chickens it's my deal...LOL.

    I am planning on having 4 chickens I think, haven't found them yet but figured they needed a house first! Thanks for the compliments, it does feel good to recycle rather than buy, not just money but waste.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    Why does it have a Mercedes symbol? [​IMG]
     
  9. Isisranch

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    Quote:A message to the coyotes, don't eat the chickens, we all live in peace!
     
  10. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

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    Cute coop-how many chickens do you plan to have?

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    But it is missing a part to be a peace sign [​IMG]
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