SCORE!!! Free wood for me!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by walkswithdog, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been working on the coop, nearly done. Needed a bit more lumber for it and for the one totally enclosed yard. A neighbors ancient barn came down about 2 years ago and he recently finished bringing it down.

    On an impulse I dropped by to ask him what he was doing with the old wood. He said some of it's good, some bad but if I wanted any of it I could have it all! Then he took me out back of his house, pointed to a neat pile of old tin, cedar boards and scrap lumber and said "want any of that?" I didn't pass out but you could have pushed me over with a feather. If half of what he has offered is sound I've every piece of wood I need for sheltering chickens, goats and turkeys!

    I'm going to be one tired cripple by the time we get all that here but oh my oh my oh goody. And all for just asking.

    Hooorrrraaaayyyyy!!!! Had to share.
     
  2. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

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    Yup, we did that [​IMG] My FIL tore down an old barn a couple years ago, and we salvaged every decent piece that we could to build my first coop.

    Congratulations and happy building!!
     
  3. KeyPenCoop

    KeyPenCoop Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Excellent SCORE!!! Congradulations to you!!! I know you will have fun. It's a lot of work(extra work) recycling, as I just learned, but the end result will have everybody happy. You cant go out and buy those kinds of materials, and your selters will be unique!![​IMG]
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    We had a old barn that we tore down to replace it and gave everything away. Oh me oh my, I wish I had it now.
     
  5. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    We did the same thing....never hurts to ask, because if that one says no, he may know of someone who will give away old wood!

    Great score! Nothing like free.... [​IMG]
     
  6. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Today must be free scrap day!?!?

    My husband just made 2 truck load trips today and is building me a coop, duck house and pond boardwalk/deck thing with it all! I was in heaven [​IMG]

    I hope you take pictures when you're done! I'm having a field day getting coop ideas on here today [​IMG]
     

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