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need to build quality but cheap coop.ideas?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Vamp-A-Billy Princess, May 30, 2008.

  1. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    I posted on freecycle. Posting on Craigs list tomorrow. I have some scrap 2x2 and 2x4 but need walls. Any ideas?
  2. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    I stripped the siding off an old collapsed building near me.

  3. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    I have a couple collapsed barns on the property. Good idea. My hubby had an idea of making 2 pens on the porch. My coop was my playhouse when I was little.
  4. k0xxx

    k0xxx Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    North Central Arkansas
    You might look around for wooden pallets. You can usually find them for free and I have seen where they have been disassembled and used for siding on coops.
  5. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    It is cedar siding (I hear the alarm bells going off) that is well aged and had no odor of cedar about it anymore. It was dry and brittle and covered with algae and lichen and a little bit of old paint. We did some sanding to make it look a bit better. We probably only were able half of what we salvaged but it only cost us our time and some sandpaper. I'm thinking about insulating the walls or at the very least whitewashing the interior or maybe putting up and interior wall. There is still some beadboard in the old house.

    If you have corrugated "tin" roofing you could use that also but it gets a little hot.

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