Show me UGLY coops- where my peeps at?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by animalyodelers, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. animalyodelers

    animalyodelers Songster

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    I'm literally throwing together a makeshift coop, to be improved upon when weather gets better. I had a small playhouse I was modifying, but it got frustrating and wasn't big enough anyway (thanks chicken math, we have more than planned).

    I love to get inspiration for DIY projects from seeing others (who doesn't) but seeing everyone else's gorgeous diy coops has me super bummed about mine so far.

    Don't get me wrong, I never thought it was pretty! It is from entirely free and repurposed items except the hardware and hardware cloth (to be added still, along with the roof and half the walls).

    I just need some camaraderie here! Who else has a super ugly coop, and/or mostly salvaged materials? Pics of mine so far will be below!
     
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    Of course BYC isn't letting me upload pics. I'll keep trying!
     
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    The original playhouse coop (not finished 20181024_133558.jpg ) 20181022_140815.jpg
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    The pallet coop in progress

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    townchicks Free Ranging

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    A coop doesn't have to be perfect, or even pretty, it just has to be functional and safe. I built a coop for my three hens and believe me, it's far from perfect. Nothing is square, and it's made from partly bought and partly salvaged wood. When you do salved parts, sometimes you have to just do how it will fit, not what is pretty. I'll give you a tip, everything looks better with a good coat of pretty paint!
     
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    Thank you! :) I plan to paint it and put flower boxes around it, I think it will help! In the spring I can redo some of the uglier parts if necessary too.
     
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    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    Oh, man, I will have to look and find my pictures... I had to make something fast with materials I already had when my drake tried to kill the ducklings. It was not pretty... my neighbors probably hated me. It's still kinda there but used in a different way. My neighbors probably still hate me. :lau
     
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    townchicks Free Ranging

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    This is mine. Green coop angle view.JPG
     
  9. Nardo

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    I just need some camaraderie here! Who else has a super ugly coop, and/or mostly salvaged materials? Pics of mine so far will be below![/QUOTE]

    You're halfway there. Click on the tags you've added, especially 'recycled' and 'pallet' and you'll see quite a few inspired (or inspiring) creations. :woot
     
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