Build Your Own Chicken Coop

| 8/28/2015 12:44:00 PM

Tags: Chickens, Coops, Recycling Materials, Animal Husbandry, Candi Johns,

Candi JohnsWe up-cycled a swing set into a chicken coop.

What is up-cycling? It's when you take something that is no longer usable and turn it into something fabulously useful. There are materials everywhere waiting to be up-cycled into chicken coops. Many folks have used old barns, wooden pallets, or piles of scrap wood from construction sites to pull off a great coop for little to no money.

Chicken coops don't have to cost a lot of money. All you need is a little creativity and time.

We have three chicken coops. None of them were originally constructed to be chicken coops. One is a rabbit hutch. One was part of a swing-set. One was a shed.

They all house chickens now.

You can literally spend as much money as you want on a chicken coop. It's amazing how much they can cost. We needed a chicken coop without the giant price tag.

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