Would a blanket chest work for a small coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by SouthernAlberta, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. SouthernAlberta

    SouthernAlberta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want two to four hens and I'm trying to repurpose materials I find on Kijiji, Freecycle, etc. to make a home for them. Wood is pricey here, but I can find solid wood furniture for a good price. I wonder if I could buy a blanket box with a hinged lid and use that as the coop portion of a tractor. I am finding solid wood chests, 4' x 3' or so, that might be a good start for less than $100. What about real wood crib rails with hardware wire behind them for the walls of an attached small run? Thoughts?
     
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  2. ScottM

    ScottM Chillin' With My Peeps

  3. SouthernAlberta

    SouthernAlberta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, Scott. I've seen that photo a few times. Its not what I had in mind, but that coop owner and I probably have similar budgets.
     

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