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Our little "ghetto coop"

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by justusnak, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Well....we did it....we went out today, and built a little coop. Its no big deal...just for 3 chickens. We got a polish roo a few weeks ago, and want to get him a few girls to keep him company.
    Anyways....my DH gets these large wooden crates from work....so we threw together a coop for Ben and his hopefully soon to be girls...
    This is what we started with...2 crates.
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    Stacked together, and secured.
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    This is an access door, to the nest.
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    the nest box..
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    The bottom door, access to clean and feed and water.

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    The outside door to the yard....thinking it might not be big enough, will have to see.
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    So...thats it! Still needs painted, but ready for Ben...this took about 6 hrs. Cost... NOTHING! Everything we had was free, or left over from other projects.
     
  2. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    That's great! And the price is right!!
    Terrific job, your little flock of three is gonna love it! [​IMG]
     
  3. maggiePI

    maggiePI Out Of The Brooder

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    Bravo! Fits my kinda budget and lifestyle [​IMG]
    Looks like your chickens are little rototillers like mine [​IMG]
     
  4. Freebie

    Freebie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Bloomingdale, MI
    Very nice, and the price is right. Those are some nice crates he gets at work for sure!!
     
  5. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Rototillers, or bulldozers! They sure love to scratch at anything living and green for sure. [​IMG]
     

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