Want to build the smaller Play-house coop, anyone done it?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by guerrera567, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. guerrera567

    guerrera567 Out Of The Brooder

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    i just wanna know how much it will cost me.
     
  2. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    I just recently saw someone on here bought one of the one's from Lowe's and they were originally $299 and were ringing up at $80! Very recent post too....

    Maybe worth it if you only are going to have a few chickens!

    BTW.... Welcome!
     
  3. guerrera567

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    thanks. so they sell them at stores? my friend has this one and the thing is big!
     
  4. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The cost will really depend on the size and how many recycled materials you have or can find. I'd suggest start looking on freecycle and craigslist and try to find as many free and cheap items you can use in the building of your coop. Depending on what you find that will kinda dictate the design. Then make a list of what you still need and go to your local lumber store and get the rest.
     
  5. guerrera567

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    what is craigs list and free recycle?
     
  6. Ugly Cowboy

    Ugly Cowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont know what freecycle is but aint Craigslist like ebay kinda?
     
  7. guerrera567

    guerrera567 Out Of The Brooder

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    ok well someone said i can buy this coop somewhere. is that true
     
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    Mikeeeeeeeeee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    guerrera567 Out Of The Brooder

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    k thanks
     
  10. sis

    sis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought and built one of the 89.00 playhouses. its wonderful. I wll try to attach photo.
    it is 4 feet wide 4 feet deep and 6 feet high in the center. walls, roof door made of wood, cedar wood. the door is even a dutch door. the wood shutters close.
    the windows are a vynal frame , we will wrap plastic around these for the winter.
    we will put our bantys in here, maybe broody henwhen she is sitting on a nest.
    or other smaller chicks till they get used to the bigger girls or vs versa. they will share a wire fence so they can see each other. we will use smaller wire so the big girls cannot get to the little chicks. I am not sure how many full size chickens this would hold.
    square foot per hen ratio..... I still think its a good deal for the money. I have another one comming from another Lowes to my local Lowes. let me know If I can be of any help.[​IMG][/URL]
     

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