NEED COOP SHORTCUT!!!!!!

4hLuvers

In the Brooder
11 Years
Aug 17, 2008
78
0
39
Bay Area CA
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!!!!!

-4hLuvers
 

vfem

Yoga...The Chicken Pose
11 Years
Aug 4, 2008
7,324
23
264
Fuquay Varina, NC
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!
 

chicksalot

Songster
11 Years
Sep 20, 2008
180
1
111
WI
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...
 

yellowdragon

Songster
11 Years
Apr 17, 2008
336
1
139
Springville, Indiana
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.
 

coffeelady3

Froths Milk for Hard Cash
11 Years
Jun 26, 2008
1,145
5
161
Tacoma, WA
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.
 

Chicabee19

Songster
11 Years
Aug 8, 2008
2,585
12
189
n/a
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!
 

LynneP

Songster
11 Years
Mar 21, 2008
4,746
58
231
Centre Rawdon, Nova Scotia, Canada
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)
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom