My new Bantam house

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chicken pickin, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    I just finished building this and painting it yesterday. This will make coop number 4 in the 9 months Ive have chickens. I just thought I would share some pics. Its made out of hardwood pallets scrap wood and plywood. Total cost for the house is $15 for the hardware[​IMG], I will start the run hopefully today and shingle when I come acroos some more materials.
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  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice job! [​IMG]
     
  3. stevetone

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    The best 15 buck coop I've seen yet!
     
  4. The Bird Sitter

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    That's cute!
     
  5. Stumpy

    Stumpy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's cute! Great job and definitely the best-looking thrifty coop I've ever seen.
     
  6. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks! Im excited I like how it turned out. I was nervous part way through because it was a little ugly. But in the end its pretty cute. Ill add a few decorative touches later but for now i can move the chickens in. The bantams were in a different house we built a little while back but needed to move them to to be able to house Marans in the house the bantams are currently in. So now I need to rearrange the chickens living situations and I hope I dont stress them too much.
     
  7. Lisasfeathers

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    I like that, it's perfect for banties
     
  8. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    I was lucky enough to have my father drop off a trailer load of lumber he had left over from his job and also some he found on the side of the road so yesterday the run constuction began.

    It is a L shaped run

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    So far its not the prettiest looking but im hoping when it is done it all ties together well. Ill work on it over the next week and hope its done by this weekend.
     
  9. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I think it looks fantastic! Now, come to my house and see what you can do with the playhouse I have. My Silkies need some new digs!!!
     
  10. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    FInally finished the run today so my bantams will be free again they have been cooped up for about a week and a half. The roof is finished beneath the tarp but we tarped it to weather proof the plywood for the winter since we dont have shingles for it yet. Total cost for the coop and run is $40. Im very pleased with that.

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