ok need plan advice

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by lifeofpaine, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. lifeofpaine

    lifeofpaine Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok. We are WAY behind. Our chickens are 11wks now. They have been sleeping in a dog house at night and having full reign of the back yard since 6wks old. They are getting close to laying age and we NEED to build a coop and run. We are renting our house so it cant be permanent but I want it to be sturdy and safe. We have 5 Delaware hens and where I live, they require 2sqft per bird. So I need a 10sqft (minimum) coop for them.

    We are kind of on a budget, we dobt want to spend more than $200-$300 on everything (coop and run) ideas please. My husband works 80-90 hours a week, so im going to ask my neighbor for help in the construction but I need to pay for the materials obviously
     
  2. chynasparks

    chynasparks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sure you will hear from some very creative people here very soon. I'll just throw out an idea or two. Can you get some wood pallets. You can do a search here about using wood pallets. Playhouses too if you can find one. Good luck to you[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We made our coop from recycled pallets,only had to spend money on paint,insulation and 2 sheets of ply wood. Glass shops are a great place to get large pallets.[​IMG]
     
  4. lifeofpaine

    lifeofpaine Out Of The Brooder

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    Thays awesome! My husband used t I work at homedepot. He may be able to get pallats from them
     

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