The $12 Chicken Coop. With Pictures!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ndemerly, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. ndemerly

    ndemerly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2010
    Owosso, MI
    I needed to make another coop before winter and was going to stop at the lumber yard, but today I drove past McDonald's and noticed they were remodeling. I asked the supervisor if I could go through the dumpster and look for wood. He told me to, "Go for it". So I found some 2x4 and osb saving me about a total of $50. I decided to screw the osb onto the framing and had to pick up one sheet of 1/2 osb and 1# of 1 1/4 screws. Total $12, not bad!
    [​IMG] The new coop is 4x6x4.
    [​IMG] I made center jacks and used plywood gussets and 1 1/4 screws to hold everything together.
    I'll post more pictures when I finish it all this weekend.
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2010
  2. SparksNV

    SparksNV Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2010
    Spanish Springs, NV
    wow! good for you! someone in my neighborhood is remodeling & have a bunch of old windows - i'm thinking of asking them for the windows. i want to build a greenhouse...
  3. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 17, 2009
    Northern CA
    Sparks, your avatar pic looks like the silver rooster in front of Safeway in Fair Oaks! Is it? I shopped there all the time before moving to Auburn a couple of months ago.

  4. Twiztedrods

    Twiztedrods Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 2, 2009
    Corpus Christi, Texas
    12 Bucks and it works, You Rock.[​IMG] Free material is always best.
  5. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2010
    Ringgold, GA
    Quote:X2! Great Job!!! [​IMG]

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