Chicken coop from wooden shipping crate

Discussion in 'Coops, Runs and Housing' started by happybooker1, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. happybooker1

    happybooker1 Junior Member

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    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.

    Here is the crate:

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    Afterwards:

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    Inside: There is another window on the opposite side.


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    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!
     
  2. robopetz

    robopetz New Member

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    So creative, is that all silkies? Love it!
     

  3. Chickadee

    Chickadee New Member

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    Very nice!
     
  4. happybooker1

    happybooker1 Junior Member

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    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.
     
  5. BlackCrowFarm

    BlackCrowFarm Junior Member

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    Great idea! I love seeing coops built using recycled items.
     
  6. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    Cool. Nice work! I really like the inside.