Rube Goldberg+Recycling=Our Coop

tarragon

Chirping
8 Years
Mar 3, 2011
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Bothell, WA
Thought I would share pictures of our finished coop. Hubby took apart the kids old tree fort, used the swing set for the structure, and this is what we ended up with.

The beginnings of the structure.





All the lumber came from the tree fort. We purchased a piece of plywood for the roof of the sleeping area and some shingles. When we got to needing wire, we were going to try to go inexpensive, then a coworker mentioned she was selling her property and had "some fencing" we could come and take. It was all hardware cloth. Free. Enough for the whole structure. Yippee!



The "lower floor" cubby on the right is for the feeder, cubby on the left is the lounge. Above is the pop door, before the ramp is put in, for the sleeping quarters.

Nice window. Given to us for free.

The bedroom, nice roost that they don't use yet.



All together we bought the plywood roof, shingles, and hinges. I love recycling!
 

BlueBetween

Songster
8 Years
Apr 4, 2011
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Near Seattle
nice!!! I was going to do that, it was my first idea, but I got veto'd. I still think it would have been cool. I like how you worked it
 

calista

Songster
9 Years
Jan 27, 2010
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What a great job! Your clever hubby is an inspiration to Rube Goldbergs everywhere.


You might tell him there's a lucrative hobby in his future if he enjoys the creative process with what materials he might find on your local CL or Freecycle. Each coop could be unique and very "sellable" in your community.
 

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