Old crap = New Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ozark_chickies, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. ozark_chickies

    ozark_chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is the little coop we just started using salvaged material. The windows and siding were all free. The roof is roofing that blew off my house in a tornado.

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    I love this old door. It is homemade tounge and grove solid wood. It was stacked in the cellar when I bought my house.

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    We need to preasure wash, and paint everything. Some of the siding is really dirty.

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    We still have to finish the inside. We need to insulate, add roosts, and nest boxes. We also need to put hardwire cloth over the windows, so they can be opened next summer.
     
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    You are off to a great start. Can't wait to see the finished product.
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Very creative! Good job, using those recycled materials! A very "green" coop!
     
  4. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not too shabby! [​IMG]
     
  5. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Great job! [​IMG]
     
  6. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    A great start and a super saver by using recycled materials.
     
  7. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    WOW!!! That looks good. I have a bunch of junk around my place come on over and see if there is anything that would be usable to make me some nice coops.[​IMG]
     
  8. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome upcycled coop! My coop is made from my Mother's old porch that was replaced, my little sisters old windows from her room remodel, a pool liner that had a leak, a pallet from some sheet rock that was delivered, and other odds and ends, I really enjoy it and the fact that all I really spent was time and the money for the screws and nails and hinges. Oh, and the whole $7 I spent for paint at Lowe's out of the "No Formula, one can only, 80% off" bin.
     
  9. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is great!!
     
  10. ozark_chickies

    ozark_chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone! We bought treated lumber to frame it, and roofing bolts, hinges and the door latch. The siding came with screws, which we reused. We have the insulation left over from another project, and wallboard (also free) to go up over the isulation. I haven't bought the paint, yet, but will probably choose some from the marked down cans at Lowes. I'm hoping for green to match my other coop, but won't be to picky [​IMG] .
     

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