Trash Hut Hen House?! How Are You Creatively Sheltering Your Hens?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Easterflower, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. Reuse Dog Shelter

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  2. Repurposing a Shed/Greenhouse?

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  3. Straw Bale Coop?

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  4. Chicken Log "Cabin"

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  5. Repurposing a furniture piece (shelving, drawers, cabinet, etc)

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  6. Using an old car, truck, or truck canopy as a "house"

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  7. Making an apartment out of a children's toy (wagon, playhouse, playset pieces)

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  1. Easterflower

    Easterflower New Egg

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    Like many backyard chicken amateurs, I was looking for a way to start inexpensively. Of many creative ways I've come up with for care of my hens (I started with 2 laying hens, and 4 chicks), the most unique is probably that I'm using an old trash can shelter for their hen house!
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    Craigs list is a great source of repurposable material
     
  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    I made mine out of reclaimed everything - from the lumber to the metal siding and roofing. The girls don't see to mind. [​IMG]
     
  6. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined
     
  7. lisa douglas

    lisa douglas Out Of The Brooder

    I revamped an old pump house on my property, used cleaned oil drumms for nesting boxes and an old piece of melamine countertop to give them another level to sit by the window.
     
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