NEED COOP SHORTCUT!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by 4hLuvers, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. 4hLuvers

    4hLuvers In the Brooder

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    Hi All!
    We have been building our coop/run for 2 months now and are getting kind of tired. The run is almost done but we still need a coop. Any ideas on a fast cheap way to get a nice coop???We were thinking of a plastic shed but would that get too hot inside??? PLEASE HELP!!!!! [​IMG]
    -4hLuvers
     
  2. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    I would look and see if anyone has a shed they want hauled off.... they way you got something pretty much done that just needs cleaning and some roosts/nesting boxes/ and a door!
     
  3. chicksalot

    chicksalot Songster

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    I agree that if you can find something suitable that is pre-built...go for it! We started our coop this past weekend & are almost finished with the basic structure, but there were a few times, even over these days, I wished I had found something aready together. It is frustrating to run into problems & have to stop & figure out the next step...can be a little hard on the marriage, if ya know what I mean...[​IMG]
     
  4. yellowdragon

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    I would look on craigs list or local classified ads for wood sheds or some times coops. Some people onn here have order playhouses from lowes on clearance and got them cheap.
     
  5. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    I recently found 2 sheds on Craigslist for FREE (tonight!) just give it a peek.
     
  6. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

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    Craigslist! Look for things like sheds, play houses, dog houses. Those all can be converted into coops, and generally cost less then building your own.
     
  7. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Songster

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    I found a 10' x 7' metal shed with double sliding doors free on Craigslist - it was just a few blocks from our house too!
     
  8. NancyDz

    NancyDz Songster

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
  9. It's the time of year where hardware stores and other box stores are giving huge discounts on sheds, often with little windowns and screens. Building is a lot more work than you think isn't it? We started in winter (OMG)[​IMG]
     
  10. ChanceRider

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    Quote:Dang, that's NICE!
     

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