Please, everyone post pictures of your shabby and chic coops here

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Learningstill, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. jstamesngr

    jstamesngr Out Of The Brooder

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    I used pallets and I had some 1.5" insulated wallboard I stuffed inside the openings, covered it w/ window screen wire inside as they WILL pluck at it and eat it!! I have it up on cement blocks - it's not fancy but it works. Keeps them warm in Montana winter and it really is cool inside in summer (coop is better insulated than my house I think!). :p

    I used some old fence wood I had for siding. I have a small flock now but I will be adding on this spring. this very basic design is easy to ad onto, just a few more pallets! I got mine for free so I spent about $25 on the 1/4" mesh for the floor (ventilation) and had window screens around to pull apart to cover insulation inside. Roof is the only thing I still need to finish. It's got the insulation w/ a tarp right now til I figure out my expansion project. hope this helps. There tons of idea for pallets out there in the etherworld!!

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  2. Learningstill

    Learningstill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you clean inside? Can you take a photo of the outside too? Thanks for sharing with all the info.
     
  3. Learningstill

    Learningstill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay can't wait for the outside photos!
     
  4. Learningstill

    Learningstill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice! You could almost build another coop under. I like the soft colors. Thanks.
     
  5. Learningstill

    Learningstill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Neat! I like the different colors, that looks cool.
     
  6. achickymama

    achickymama Out Of The Brooder

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    We actually plan to fence all that in with the run and keep their dust bath under there.
     
  7. kentuckychicks

    kentuckychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blown away! Would you like to come over and do my coop?!?! Absolutely lovely!
     
  8. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pallet coop - purchased plans $9 from my pet chicken but I bet you can google them. Pallets were free, we hammered from the underside then used the forked side of the hammer to remove boards then even straightened the nails and reused them. The paint was Oops paint from Home depot. We found the tar paper in the trash heap from a construction site and the handles too. Even the 4x4's were discarded

    Hope that helps
    I was in 4-H too!

    Caroline
     
  9. Learningstill

    Learningstill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It does thank you! Thanks for taking photos from different angles. Getting the oops paints is a great idea! 4-H is an amazing program. This is my daughter's third year and my son's first.
     
  10. Sure!!!!!! I look at it this way, I never had a 'play house' as a kid, so this is it! or i can just say my husband sends me to the 'coop' when i am bad instead of the doghouse. LOLOLOLOL

    It was really more of a labor of love and sweat than anything else. Hubby and I built it with no plans or anything. First time shed builders we were. My parents were building a new house, so I must admit, a lot of the 'supplies' to build it came from there.
     
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