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  1. eggburritos

    eggburritos In the Brooder

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    I wanted to share my coop with this forum because I drew lots of inspiration from others on here. Hopefully it will show that you don't need a ton of money to build a coop. It took about 3 months to gather all of the materials I needed from craigslist, friends houses, and construction sites. This was built to house 6 birds, I currently have 4.

    I figure total out of pocket cost to be around $60. [​IMG]

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  2. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    iy looks EXCELLENT! Great job [​IMG]
     
  3. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Songster

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    Very cute!!
     
  4. jt673

    jt673 In the Brooder

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    Love it! I thought of using that same fencing for a run. It is good to see put together with the wiring.

    Great job! [​IMG]
     
  5. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    Fantastic!! You did an AMAZING job!!!
     
  6. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Songster

    May 9, 2010
    Cabot, AR
    Very cute little coop, but the chicken wire will not keep out a coon, fox, coyote, or dog. If you have any of those around I would put 1x2 welded wire or hardware cloth over it. With a border all around the outside, either buried under ground or staked down to the ground with tent stakes.

    Ooops! Just noticed your coop is contained in a fenced in area? A coon or possum could still get in, but probably not any of the canine predators.
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2010
  7. Baymule

    Baymule Songster

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    Congratulations!! You have found an inexpensive way to supply your family with fresh, nutrious eggs from your own flock!! I have 2 SLW hens in my backyard coop with plans to add 4-6 more in the spring from the feed store. Chickens are a great way to recycle leftovers and kitchen trimmings, plus you are a hero in their eyes when you show up with goodies. Your coop is cute, functional and a testament to the ingenuity of BYC'ers. But where are the pics of your chickies? LOL
     

  8. elmo

    elmo Songster

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    Very nice job!

    It looks like hardware cloth over the coop window, so I expect that the idea is to lock the chickens up inside the coop at night to keep them safe from predators that can rip apart chicken wire.
     
  9. CubRed

    CubRed In the Brooder

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    no flies on that! Congrats!
     
  10. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

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    Great job! I'm putting together a 'budget' friendly coop as we speak. Thanks for sharing...
     

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