Using tires in construction?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by pullnshoot25, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. pullnshoot25

    pullnshoot25 New Egg

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    Hey everyone! First post here but definitely not my last. I am just getting into chicken raising after a hiatus from my FFA days and my coop is in the works!

    Now, I have been on a bit of a "resource reclaimation" kick and I have come across people using tires for various projects, like buckets, baskets, sandals and even houses, which got me to thinking... is there any reason I can't use tires in my coop? I was thinking of cut up tread as floor covering instead of vinyl or linoleum or even making an entire coop from them.

    I haven't seen anything on this on any sites so I thought I would ask here. Any reasons why it can't or shouldn't be done?
     
  2. Vtchicks

    Vtchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    First thing that comes to mind is using them like bricks. Stack them and fill the middles with dirt. Overlap each row and you will have a well insulated coop.
     
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    I've seen an entire house built from dirt packed & stacked tires. Anything is possible!
     
  4. pullnshoot25

    pullnshoot25 New Egg

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    Oh, I know about all that stuff. I was more curious about chicken specific applications, e.g. is it a good idea or not.
     

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