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Old 12-15-2012, 12:54 PM   #1
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Default Chicken coop from wooden shipping crate

I found a free wooden crate on my local CL. I spent about another $60-$75 on hardware cloth, nails/screws, tin for the roof, hardware, plywood, and water proofing. The crate is 4'x4'x5' tall.

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Inside: There is another window on the opposite side.







We still have the pop door and ramp to do and the nest boxes. But since they won't be laying till Spring I have a few more months to do the nest boxes!



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Old 12-15-2012, 01:12 PM   #2
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So creative, is that all silkies? Love it!



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Very nice!

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So creative, is that all silkies? Love it!
Thanks! No there are 7 Silkies, but also other feather-footed Bantams such as Porcelain D'Uccles, Brahmas, Cochins, etc. They are about 10 weeks old.
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Great idea! I love seeing coops built using recycled items.

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Cool. Nice work! I really like the inside.



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