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  1. Kung Foo Chicken

    Kung Foo Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Still needs finishing touches such as finishing painting the doors and adding a nestbox and door latches. The whole thing was an old armoire that I used for a computer desk for years. It was made out of pine so I turned it sideways and took off the shelves and added a front, doors and the roof. I will use the small door at the top of the roof to store feed, buckets, etc.
    The armoire I already had. The only thing that I bought were nails, screws and two plexiglass 8x10 pieces for their little window for 1.50 each and four 2x3's. All together it cost around 20.00. With the high roof it stands about 6ft tall.

    Thick hardboard siding was leftover from my dad building my niece a playhouse.
    Shingles were leftover from my parent's house
    Paint was porch type oil paint someone gave me.
    1x2's used from scrap pieces we had lying around
    hinges were used from the armoire doors.
    roost is a long straight stick taken from our fig tree (best perches ever!)


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  2. skyfires

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    Nothing beats recycled coops. I just love the way your worked out the design. It is already 'collecting memories' for you. Great Work,,,Great Coop!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    I have real appreciation for recycled coops since building my bedframe coop...

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=87347

    Nice job Kung Foo! Can we see it all opened up?

    I'd secure those doors a little better....maybe add a few more latches at the bottom to prevent a predator from pulling it open enough to squeeze in.
     
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  5. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
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    oh yeah, how rude of me....

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  6. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Great job recycling to make your coop
     
  7. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Thats incredible!! Great job and welcome!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    nice work! recycling is a great way to make a coop. hope it is everything you want![​IMG]
     
  9. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    very interesting and creative!
     
  10. Kung Foo Chicken

    Kung Foo Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Opened up painting inside is kinda ugh because the white paint didn't want to stick then I spilled some of that porch paint inside and tried to wipe out which gave them a design to look at lol. But the chickens don't mind since it is better than the chain link kennel with a tarp on it.

    Yes I'll be putting door stops in it. I'm hindered because it has been raining on and off for a couple of days. Not so much here in this area. Raccoons are really rare here. Possums won't come too close because we have two barn type cats that kinda hunt them. There are two hawks but, the blackbirds attack them so they never come close. Neighbors dogs are the primary concern but, since it is back in the 6ft chain link fence those should not be of much concern. Nestbox will come soon but these chickens can't lay yet so it's no hurry.
    I wanted the two doors so it would be easy to sweep out on cleaning days.




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