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Questions on cost to build this coop.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Joshsgirl1, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. Joshsgirl1

    Joshsgirl1 Just Hatched

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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Unfortunately, without knowing what your local re-store charges for these particular materials (and whether they have them on hand at this time - our local one rotates stuff in and out so quickly it's impossible to count on finding what we need there at a specific time so we jut get what we think we might use when we see it) we can't tell you what it's going to cost to build. It would be best to print off the page and go in and see what they have and what their prices are.
     
  3. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    For sure the material cost can be a lot different---according to where you get it. I would suggest you think about what you want this coop to do. It would be a death trap in the heat of summer-----very hot unless you keep it shaded, Way to hot to roost in. Sure you can add a huge amount of ventilation and make it better. You might want to think about another design unless it stays cold where you are.
     
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  4. Joshsgirl1

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    Idk that. This is my first coop...:( How can I best ventalate it? I live in NC, where it is hot, mostly..
     
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    Thank you. I am wanting a coop with space but am on a budget. I am getting 4 hens.
     
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    Also, their is a business near me where I can get free pallets.
     
  7. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Free pallets are awesome. Only takes a hour to build a coop that will hold 15 hens for roosting only using 6 standard size pallets---40" x 48" and 2 pieces of tin 6ft long. Not pretty but they can be.
    Here is 2 of my many. I have less than $20(for the used tin) in both of the coops and $150 on the double chain link dog kennel I picked up used. It has step up roost poles I cut out the woods for free, but you could use a 2"x2" lumber if you wanted. The roost poles go from the one you can see at the door up towards the tin like steps. I have the grey cloth stapled on them for the winter---I tear them off for the summer.


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  8. Joshsgirl1

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    Great coops! What do you do for a roof, so no predators
     
  9. Joshsgirl1

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    Can get in.
     
  10. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    The top of the run has wire over it and I make sure their is no place a raccoon/possum can get through---like gaps around the doors etc. Even those round pens you can see have a netting across the top under the blue tarps, But I would have used wire instead of netting if I did not have a great Pyrenees patrolling the area all my pens are in.

    This is my main like of pens she patrols too.
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