Not too bad for less than $100

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by megalomaniac, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. megalomaniac

    megalomaniac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just finished my latest coop for single pair matings of large fowl orpingtons. I ended up with a grand total of $96 in materials (another $6 for 4 cinder blocks the coop will be elevated on when attached to the run).

    It's a 3x3 ft coop with 1/2" pressure treated plywood for the floor, walls are 2ft high made of OP Smart siding, with another 1.5 ft of elevation to the centerline of the roof, which is covered with the economy tin. External nesting box, roosting bar on the inside. I may get around to painting it barnyard red later this year, but I need it now, so it's going to be put to use as soon as the cold snap is over.

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  2. megalomaniac

    megalomaniac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh, forgot to mention... here in south Mississippi, my birds spend NO time in the coop except to grab a bite to eat, lay, and roost. The rest of the time, they are always outside in the generous run. So I can get by with a bit smaller coop for single pairs than many.
     
  3. Honey B

    Honey B Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your BO are going to love it. Looks great, can't believe how little it cost!
     

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