Short term coop project

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by SandraMort, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. SandraMort

    SandraMort Songster

    Jul 7, 2008
    I've got an unused dog run with access to electricity right near my house. During the winter, with hauling my butt to the barn being so frigid, it seems a shame not to use it. What's the most cost effective to keep some cornish cross birds warm and cozy for a few months until we process them? I don't need fancy -- recycled materials is a plus. I can get free plywood and pallets easily. Straw bales are also easily found near here.
  2. SSO202

    SSO202 Songster

    Aug 16, 2008
    Hartwood, VA 22406
    I would use the pallets and straw stacking them up to make a small coop. Good Luck!
  3. Faye

    Faye In the Brooder

    Sounds good... as long as you don't have predators [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2008
  4. SandraMort

    SandraMort Songster

    Jul 7, 2008
    Are preds still a problem in the wintertime? I don't know nuffin, I've only been dealing w/ birds for 7 weeks now.

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