Recycled materials coop finished!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by yellowjacket, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. yellowjacket

    yellowjacket Out Of The Brooder

    40
    2
    24
    Sep 5, 2010
    Summerland, BC
    Here's the view from my kitchen window!


    [​IMG]


    House is 10x8. Pen is a "dually" and fairly large. The only thing I bought was wire for the pen and some standard hardware.

    I just got 12 young ISA browns a week ago and they're VERY happy. [​IMG]
    I found this forum a few months ago and found it very helpful for ideas.
    Thank you all!!


    (have documented the progress on my page with 24 pics! Check it out if you like.)

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=67146
     
  2. BlacksheepCardigans

    BlacksheepCardigans Chillin' With My Peeps

    507
    24
    139
    Oct 11, 2010
    Southeast NH
    Holy cow. Can you come build me a HOUSE?

    Very, very nice.
     
  3. Cargo

    Cargo Chillin' With My Peeps

    583
    7
    121
    Sep 28, 2010
    Farmington, NM
    Awesome.
    I see that you added a feed level window to your pvc feeder. Is that just a small piece of plexi?

    Also, your shop area looks much too clean! My garage looks like I am using deep litter method whenever i start a project.[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2010
  4. yellowjacket

    yellowjacket Out Of The Brooder

    40
    2
    24
    Sep 5, 2010
    Summerland, BC
    Hey, thanks! [​IMG]

    Can't take all the credit tho'.........this forum gets most of it!
    I've really enjoyed the ideas from people who have made their coops from the ground up by using 2nd hand materials. I did spend some $$$$$, but no where near what it would cost if this was done from ALL new stuff.

    Oh yeah, happy thanksgiving to our cool neighbours!!!!!!
     
  5. yellowjacket

    yellowjacket Out Of The Brooder

    40
    2
    24
    Sep 5, 2010
    Summerland, BC
    I see that you added a feed level window to your pvc feeder. Is that just a small piece of plexi?

    Yes...it is. Gives me a warning to add more feed. [​IMG]
     
  6. boggybranch

    boggybranch Out Of The Brooder

    10
    0
    22
    Feb 8, 2010
    Ashford,AL
    REALLY looks great. Nothing like taking "throw away" material and making something useful and enjoyable. Sorta like buying that old painting at a yard sale for $6, taking it to "THE ROADSHOW" and finding out that it's worth $100,000.
     
  7. Raen

    Raen Chillin' With My Peeps

    292
    0
    111
    Nov 3, 2010
    Missouri
    Wow, it looks fantastic. Quite the set-up you've got there; your yard seems so well-planned! I bet your chickens are thrilled to have such a nice home. I'm still putting the finishing touches on my own recycled materials coop, but here's a photo with a bunch of construction debris everywhere. Ours is made out of old privacy fence panels that we found on Craig's List, and windows found on the side of the road.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
    Quote:looks nice!! (smile)
     
  9. ZombieChickens

    ZombieChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wowee-wow! It's awesome! What's in your greenhouse? Can I come over to play? [​IMG]
    Raen, yours is super-cute too. (Love the pooch in the sweater). It's similar to what mine is going to be like when it's done. It's a freebee playhouse that I found when I was hiking. Can you post pics of the inside? I could use a little inspiration.
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Raen

    Raen Chillin' With My Peeps

    292
    0
    111
    Nov 3, 2010
    Missouri
    Well, the inside is a bit shabby looking. It's really too cold here to paint right now, so that's probably going to have to wait until the spring, and they're using a bucket as a nest box (they didn't care for the red bins, oh well)...all in all, probably not inspiration-worthy! Come spring, though, I won't be able to resist making the inside all colorful and funky. [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by