My less then $100 chicken coop. Building in progress!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by p1gg1e, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. p1gg1e

    p1gg1e Out Of The Brooder

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    Money is tight and well chickens aren't a priority as far as the budget goes. We though needed a coop for a flock that I was given.
    This is what Ive built so far:

    1st day building. I used free pallets from carter lumber.
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    2nd day:
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    I used barn siding. 2 pieces , Lowes cut them to fit $17 for each panel.

    3rd day:
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    I used a kitchen cabinet my brother in law got from a job site. The chickens had been laying in it and love it. I reversed it and kicked out the back of it so that they can get in and I can get in also to take the eggs!

    4th day:
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    Door added to let the chickens in and out of the pen. The roof shown is temporary till I get plastic roofing and it will have more of an over hang. The holes left will get heavy duty hardware wire for ventilation and protection from coons.

    I should have the coop finished in a couple weeks and will update when I do! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2010
  2. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Very good for a hurry-up, make-do coop. Looking forward to seeing the finished one.
     
  3. Byrn

    Byrn Out Of The Brooder

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    Sweet! Thats what I'm talking about, cheap and practical. Your chicks will love it.[​IMG]
     
  4. Mamaperreca

    Mamaperreca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice. we are also going to be building a pallet frame coop sometime this fall.
     
  5. MjChickens

    MjChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good thinking. Great idea.
     
  6. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    I used the cabinet for a nesting box for the coop I am almost finished with too. It works great, doesn't it? And I used that same barn siding. Do you like it? I can't make up my mind about it. Too hard to screw through it sometimes.

    But you have been creative and kept it inexpensive and that is great!
     
  7. p1gg1e

    p1gg1e Out Of The Brooder

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    yeah I'm not sure how the barn siding will hold up. So far though this coop is what I needed.
    I'm thinking of keeping this coop in the barn so that its not rained on and then putting my rabbit hutch ( the chickens LOVE it) out side.

    The final touches will have to wait till next pay day though...I need staples and the roofing. Poor chickens [​IMG]
     
  8. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's all they need, something to keep them out of the weather, and a place to lay eggs. Good job! [​IMG]
     

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