Need help on what kind a of coop to build!!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by hunt100, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. hunt100

    hunt100 New Egg

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    So kinda live in a neighborhood and want to have chickens but i want a coop that doesnt look bad and the neighbors wont mind.
    Also i dont have a lot of spending money. Does anybody have any recommendations?
     
  2. yellowirenut

    yellowirenut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how many birds are you planing to have? How big of an area do you have for the coop and run?
     
  3. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are so many to chose from, and if $
    is not a problem, the neighbors won't even know
     
  4. hunt100

    hunt100 New Egg

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    Im wanting to have 4-6 chickens at first if I like it I might get more but money is kinda a problem.
     
  5. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, totally misread that. I'm not suggesting
    this, but my neighbor (God rest his soul), had
    wire with a tarp, and his chickens were happy and
    produced very well. But, still there are so many
    cute plans on this site, that your neighbors will
    think it's a child's playhouse. And your chickens
    are your children.
     
  6. riverchicks

    riverchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You may want to check and see if there are any restrictions in your neighborhood. If chickens are allowed, how many can you have? Good to find out before you get too many. [​IMG]
     
  7. Chick Norris

    Chick Norris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are a lot of converted playhouses and garden sheds that look really nice. You might even pick up a used one from Craig's List, ebay or kijiji.
     
  8. Hawkeye95

    Hawkeye95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    they sell the plans for this coop (i posted the link below). It might be a bit pricey to build, but maybe you could go with the main structure and pare it down to make it a lot cheaper? There are probably a lot of ways to build something similar and yet on the cheap. ALso- a great resource is your local Habitat ReStore! They sell windows for cheap! I bought mine for $5 a piece!! I have gotten all of my knobs, hinges, etc for less than half price. They have doors, wood, all kinds of stuff you can use! [​IMG]

    http://heatherbullard.typepad.com/heather_bullard_collectio/2010/03/our-chicken-coop.html
     
  9. Hawkeye95

    Hawkeye95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:oh-- great idea!! Converting a shed might be the cheapest way to go! You could even buy a carport and enclose it.
     
  10. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and don't forget garage/yard sales.
    It's unbelievable what you can do with
    imagination
     

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