New coop from shipping crate

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jaloola, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. jaloola

    jaloola Happy Joyous & Free

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    I think it took less than a month for me to replace the tractor with a larger coop. The tractor was a good place to start but it was just too small. And heavy!
    When this shipping crate came along I saw a great opportunity.
    I'm using the deep litter method and it sure is nice. Way better than the dirt floor of the previous set up. The girls really get in there and stir it up.
    The covered run is pretty great too. Husband helped me button up the project moments before the storm arrived.
    I still see lots of room for improvement and I don't think the coop tinkering will ever stop...

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    Jo (Mottled Java) and Lucky (Blue Andalusion). The girls are clearly very happy (Lucky just looks mad). And now there's a door at the end I can open for them to free range.
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  2. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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  3. jaloola

    jaloola Happy Joyous & Free

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    That's great! Love the chicken town. My husband is so happy we don't have the space for that...but he likes what you've done.
     
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  4. Candiss

    Candiss Burdette Bantams

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    I think that is a great idea. Where do you get shipping crates from?

    Candace
     
  5. jaloola

    jaloola Happy Joyous & Free

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    I work for a coffee company and every so often we get some equipment or signage in a crate. I've already got my eye open for a larger one...
     
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Oh waaah! I want a shipping crate, too!!!!
     
  7. jaloola

    jaloola Happy Joyous & Free

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    I would think in West Sac there's plenty of opportunity to find a shipping crate. You might want to go for a drive and snoop around...
     
  8. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

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    That is a very nice little coop! I have one similar to it. I think that it's great, and could be used as a good broody coop once your addiction grows. Which it will!
     

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