Rooster House my hubby built from old pool liner and two by fours

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by crznala, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. laceynoelle

    laceynoelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2009
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    I like it!! Its free if you have the supplies and clever! good job. [​IMG]
     
  2. crznala

    crznala Out Of The Brooder

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    yes it was super easy and he is so much happier.( the rooster not hubby) I just need him to build 3 more since I have too many roos and they try to fight...I hate it. I also do not have any money for nesting boxes so wracking my brain for ideas. Thanks .I have at least 3 to 4 roos and 11 chickens in all. 6 are 20 wks and 5 are 9 weeks and they are as big as the older group!
     
  3. nlyles

    nlyles Out Of The Brooder

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    Love it! For roosting boxes check your local freecycle or craigslist for free items. I've seen pallets for free to pick up, they make for good wood. Right now we are using old pet taxies, the hens love em. If you want to spend some money I've hear that the plastic crates at walmart work good. they are about $4. a friend of mine took tree limbs and and wove them into boxes kind of like i did on one wall of my chicken shack
     
  4. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brilliant! I'll bet something like that would fit right in my run for a broody hen next spring! The creativity of everyone here on BYC just amazes me....
     
  5. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We've gotten plastic crates for free at the grocery stores for cub scouts, you may want to ask them!
     
  6. SparksNV

    SparksNV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    try used cabinets.
     
  7. fostina1

    fostina1 Out Of The Brooder

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    we made sleds out of one of those last winter. the shiny side is great on snow.
     
  8. downstownlady

    downstownlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love it!!!
     
  9. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    The corner store had a stack of old plastic milk crates collecting dust out back. We asked for some. We brought them home and filled them with bedding... voila! Nesting boxes.
     

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