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My New FREE Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Laurena, May 15, 2008.

  1. Laurena

    Laurena Out Of The Brooder

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    I built my coop last week , it took four days and I did it all by myself , not bad for a girl . It's my first chicken coop let alone building that I've constructed by myself . It's 6'x6' , the front is 6' and slants down to 5' in the back . The nice thing about this coop is it was entirely FREE !!! I haven't spent a penny . All the materials were recycled , a good portion of the wood came from an old out building I recently tore down and the rest was off of construction sites . The roofing (tin) was left over from another project , the window from an old building , the paint left over from when we painted the house .....

    Under the flooring there is wire mesh , to prevent any pesky critters from chewing through the floor . All the walls are lined with aluminun , for the same purpose . Any other suggestions to make it more preditor proof ? Our main concern is weasles and mink , no larger animals come onto the property because of the dogs .

    The run is not done yet , but will be around 230 sqf .
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    Now I just need some chickens !!!

    Thanks .
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2008
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    That's a pretty swank coop! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] that color!!!
     
  3. Sparks

    Sparks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YEP! You need those chickens. Great job on the coop. Kudos to you.[​IMG]
     
  4. pullet2hen

    pullet2hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOVE THE COOP! NICE JOB [​IMG]
     
  5. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    Great Job! I love the coop and item of it being cost free...Congrats. Be sure to post pictures of you chickens when the are in their new home...Dix
     
  6. Iansmommy

    Iansmommy Out Of The Brooder

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    Great Job! I couldn't image building one on my own. I wouldn't even know where to start.
     
  7. alabama girl

    alabama girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brilliant job, excellent choice of colors.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Very impressive!! The dog is beautiful too!
     
  9. joanm

    joanm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    May 13, 2007
    Very cute!
     
  10. MaineChickens

    MaineChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    COol!!

    Wanna come help me? [​IMG]
     

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