|Project by Greenthumb||posted 01-21-2008 11:01 AM||10009 views||0 times favorited||27 comments|
made this on the cheap for two of my chickens, Honey Garlic (hen) and BBQ (rooster).....pets. Bantams
The only things I bought were chicken wire, feeder, concrete and straw.
The studs were left overs, the cedar siding came from a job site (free), steel roofing I bought for a buck at an auction and the rest is just scrap wood and hardware.
the raised coop is framed, insulated with rigid stryofoam and the outside is covered with cedar siding, as well the inside is covered on Ontario cedar milled from a few trees at the cottage. The floor is galvanized heavy screening covered in a generous layer of straw. There six so called apartments on the inside, raised up off the floor which are accesable from three drop down doors for easy egg removal and cleaning.
The building is made from Ontario cedar branches and trunks, bark peeled off and bolted together, all of which sits on a concrete slab. Also a door made from the same cedar poles and branches.
I set up a sorta coral/fence so that my border collie can round up the birds at the end of the day so they become lunch to the wolves and coyotes.
To think I originally bought the Rooster so that the teenagers here, who sleep in until the middle of the afternoon, might entice them to get up…..............it didnt work.
Maybe Bag Pipes will?
-- just one more rock, and the garden is done ; )