Wow... I love freebies!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Tanichca, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    So, planning on getting coop supplies for the new bantam castle. Estimated costs were:
    Hardware cloth: $17
    2x4s: $20-40


    Then, a few strokes of luck!

    Never-used hardware cloth, at a neighbors house (he had been foreclosed on and left all his fancy junk just lying around for almost a year, and since he never came back to claim it, the neighbors just took what they've needed. We also got a feed trough and some tools!)

    Another Neighbor finished building her dream house and has lots of good wood that she will give to us.

    And, as a bonus, my grandpa has a pile of old license plates, which I am going to use as shingles to keep the rain out. [​IMG]


    And here I was expecting to blow all of my savings on this project.
     
  2. Rosaleen

    Rosaleen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good for you! I used all recycled items for my coop and run...very satisfying.
     
  3. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Kingman Arizona
    Nice! Neat idea on the license plate shingles, I bet that will look really cute.
     
  4. BamaSilkies

    BamaSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make sure to post pics when your done especially the lisence plate roof. I bet it will be neat.
     
  5. seedcorn

    seedcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like the idea of using old license plates for roofing. Wish I would have thought of that.
     
  6. thesunthemoon89

    thesunthemoon89 Out Of The Brooder

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    Lucky you! I hope that we can find a lot of our building materials second-hand or recycled or free!
     
  7. Gargoyle

    Gargoyle Overrun With Chickens

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    My Coop
    Quote:Second that... this is going to be a good looking coop.
     

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