Usable idea for coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ConchRepublic, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. ConchRepublic

    ConchRepublic Looking For My Marbles

    Jan 22, 2010
    Dunnellon, Fl
    Okay, we're in the process of being evicted from the current place due to the owner not wanting to pay the mortgage anymore and is going to let the bank take the house...(I'd have some choice words but I'll stay quiet, I like this forum). So the wife and I are looking at a place not to far from where we are now. I'm hoping to be able to get it (It's near you Cmom! be able to get to the next swap without getting lost lol). I wont have a coop besides the one I'm building now because the other is cemented into the ground (and even if I can get it out, I'll only be able to take the roof and corner posts).

    So I got to thinking, since the area is pretty large and has a lot of acreage (used to be a horse farm) I'm planning on getting a carport with either no walls or the 2 side walls and using either plywood or tear apart some pallets to put up.

    Would this be a good idea for a basic frame? Anyone else tried this idea?
  2. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2009
    East Tennessee

    I would think that a carport with 2"x4"x 6 ft tall welded wire all around would make a good coop/run combo if not too many chickens involved. Maybe 8 or so. That way a 4 x 8 x 6 ft tall coop would do, located inside of the carport on legs 18" above ground. [​IMG]
  3. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Sounds good to me... Look on Craigslist someone may have one you can take just for tearing it down...
  4. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    Someone has done that- the picture has been posted on here, and it looked really good.

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