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My new "broody coop"

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ace6175, May 23, 2010.

  1. ace6175

    ace6175 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2009
    I got the desk from freesources.org, and my DH built a little coop in case I have a broody or for when I get more chicks. It's not winter hardy, but pretty sturdy!
    Still needs painting, though (that's my job!) Total costs ~ $25.
  2. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    that's looks awesome [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. Dorte

    Dorte Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2010
    Great idea! [​IMG]
    Once you get it painted it will look real nice, hope you will post some more pictures then.

    I wonder about rain though, you think it will hold up to the weather?

    Are you going to put a floor in it?

    Thanks for sharing!
  4. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    Wow- very reasonable price for such a nice brooder....
  5. ace6175

    ace6175 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2009
    My DH put varnish on it, so no need to paint! He is going to have it on a base, tilted just a little to let the rain run off. I suspect that I will need to add roofing shingles at some point, but someone is giving them away on freesources right now!
    This was a pretty easy project and someone with more time could make a good small backyard coop for 2 - 3 chickens.

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