Need ideas for cheap temp coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Livinzoo, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. Livinzoo

    Livinzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2008
    Statham, GA
    I'm moving. Right now my animals are at me Grandma in laws. So the barn I am using as a coop has to stay. I have plans for a great coop that will allow me to separate all my breeds and have a dock for a above ground pool for my dog to practice dock diving. But that will have to wait till the current house is fixed up and sold. So what is a cheap way to make a coop for about 60 birds. I might be able to thin it down to 50 or so, but like having the extra hens to keep the roos nicer to each other. I'm hoping it will only be a few months till I get this current house sold.

    It would be nice if this temp coop could work for my ducks, turkeys are as a brooder house afterward.

  2. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    Well, what are your options where you are going? any existing buildings or barns?
  3. Livinzoo

    Livinzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2008
    Statham, GA
    I'm moving about 45 minutes from my current house. I will have 7.1 acres to play with. Most will stay pasture for the pigs, goats and calf. But I'm going to fence in an area for the chickens to have free range and to keep the larger animals away from the pool. I will be putting netting up to keep the chickens out of the pool.

    I can leave the chickens where they are but will only be able to check on them twice a week until we get them moved.
  4. possumqueen

    possumqueen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 17, 2009
    Monroe, North Carolina
    Moving is SUCH a pain in the neck, ain't it?

    I'm thinking, for temporary, a couple of cheap 10x10 dog pens put together to make one, with tarps for cover and 2x4s for roosts. It sounds jury-rigged, AND it is, but you're in Georgia, and your birds should be able to handle some weather there.

    Oh, wait -- didn't we just some of our snow up here from y'all down there? [​IMG]
  5. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

  6. Livinzoo

    Livinzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2008
    Statham, GA
    We just got rain here. No snow yet. I'm betting we will get some snow in January as that is when we usually get a day or two of it.

    I'm going to see if I can score any shed building materials off craigslist. Still not sure of the move date, Just trying to prep everything, because it is going to be one big pain to move us, the animals, get the current house repainted and hardwoods laid and on the market as quick as possible.

    I do have a portable poultry fence that I use for the pigs and goats so if I get them some areas fenced that should work to keep the chickens in. And if I can get a shed they will have some place warm to go.
  7. cobrien

    cobrien Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 16, 2009
    Oakland, CA
    I would keep an eye out on craigslist or any place where people might list used or free stuff. You might get lucky and find an old beat up shed or structure or raw building materials.

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