Recycled Counter Coop.. :-)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mybelle5, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. mybelle5

    mybelle5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Fortunately for us .. Memphis is the dumping capital for junk.

    When driving to a feed store to see if they had premade coops just to get an idea what they went for before we spent 100's of dollars making one.. I looked over and noticed a pile of junk laying in a parking lot.. I thought, dang this might work.. We threw the counter in the truck along with a ton of wood dumped too.. We did purchase the tin roofing, a few 2 x 4 for the run and some chicken wire. Everything else was recycled including the exterior paint.. I'm very happy and hopefully my new pullets I pick up next Saturday will be happy too.. I have to give all the credit to my dear hubby and my son.. They Rock!

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  2. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks great. I wish I could find treasures like that around here.
     
  3. toddy111

    toddy111 Chillin' With My Peeps

    wow this is kwl [​IMG]...... how long to make ?
     
  4. mybelle5

    mybelle5 Out Of The Brooder

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    It took them 2 Saturdays... [​IMG]
     
  5. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    awesome!! I thought about using a recycled counter for a rabbit hutch...
     
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Awesome [​IMG]

    I love recycling. Here is my recycled duck hut and pen

    (Ignore my hubby's sarcastic commentary. And we were still cleaning. darn city kid!)
     
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  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Very nice! [​IMG]
     
  8. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    I had a counter top, no drawers or anything under, given to me from a friends store closing. Its about 3 1/2 feet high, elbow height. With some old screens and chicken wire I turned it into Chicken General Hospital with my roo was limping. I thinking it will work well for confinement if I get more chickens too or for chicks. Congrats, its all about what you can do with what you can find.

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  9. mrandmrschicken

    mrandmrschicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a great idea, and a nice job! Should work out nice for you.
     
  10. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    That's cute I used my old kitchen cabnets in my coop building as well, to create a little door I can open to check the floor and water levels and fill them when needed. I love it. I can open it in the middle of night with out disturbing the girls.
     

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