We bought 8 chicks about month ago and have been keeping them in the garage in plastic bins. And man, those suckers grew fast! We planned on building a chicken coop with a run but our cheap butts had a hard time finding plans that were…well, cheap enough.
Then, our friends who happen to be farmers who also happen to run the CSA where we get our produce from posted on Facebook that they were cleaning out their barn and had a coop for sale. Hello!
I jumped on the offer like white on rice. It really is a sturdy coop and I like how it is high and off the ground. We just need to sand the heck out of it, give a new paint job and clean the inside.
Brian is super relieved because now all he has to do now is build the run and retrofit some tires on the back of the coop to make it moveable. We’re thinking of using tires that came off a defunct Reel Mower.
I’m estimating the total for the whole thing to be $200. $100 for the house that was already built, $80 for supplies to build the run and $20 for new paint and sandpaper to refinish the outside.
What do you think? Could there have been a cheaper way to do this? (Remember, the coop was already built saving Brian some money but also heartache and time.) Where did you get your chicken coop from?