Rubbish Coop and pen

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mudshark, May 9, 2008.

  1. mudshark

    mudshark Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought I may as well post up my progress so far having seen the thread on ideas for economical coops. I have spent nothing so far - well I am using some nails I must have bought at some time though I am re-using nails too. The coop is 7ft high at the front, 6ft at the back and the base is dictated by the door sizes - 6 1/2ft wide and 5 ft deep.

    I haven't bought any timber and think I won't have to; it has all come from skips and freecycle. The flooring is made of two internal doors and the roof from three. I am using old kitchen flooring on top of the roof which looks waterproof - plastic I think - but will have to add to it if not.

    The end result will cost about £100 though as am going to use new mesh for an additional pen which will be more secure than the one I have at the moment with mesh on top. This additional pen will surround the coop and back on to the existing pen which will be linked by a chicken sized hole.

    The pen:

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    The coop started (ground is very uneven but decided to cut the timbers the same length and build up with bricks where needed):

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    Last edited: Jun 1, 2008
  2. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    looks nice so far :)
     
  3. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
    Pensacola, FL
    very cool.. I have a metal storm door I could use.. [​IMG]
     
  4. mudshark

    mudshark Out Of The Brooder

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    The roof made of discarded flooring - I expect to add something for the winter.

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    The nesting boxes started

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  5. 55885100

    55885100 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    vary nice
     
  6. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    Thank you so much for showing the detailed picture of the nesting boxes! That's exactly how I want mine to be, but I didn't know how to make it work but your picture helped alot!
     
  7. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2008
    Indiana
    Excellent! There's nothing better than free!
     
  8. MohawkBardrock

    MohawkBardrock New Egg

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    Very nice, looks like the hard work is paying off
     
  9. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
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  10. mudshark

    mudshark Out Of The Brooder

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    Progress continues slowly...I spend most my spare time cycling!

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