Here you can see a picture of some cousins on the swing set from a few years ago…
The first thing he did was take every.single.piece. apart. Yep. Long, tedius process. But when he was done he had a gazillion pieces of wood that he didn’t have to purchase! And he really did end up using a lot of it…plus purchasing some plywood, metal for the roof and chicken wire.
After the big pile of wooden pieces, he began to shape into a coop.
He had no plans, which might have been a mistake…but I’m so proud of him for working so hard to get this done! He put hundreds of hours into it…a lot of time! And, when you are in the rainy season (ha) and then spring and then snow (yep) it’s hard waiting for pretty days when you can get out there for a few hours after a long day of work! 🙂 So, it took around 2 months to finish.
In this picture you can see the plywood going up for the walls…
Here you can see the nesting area a little more finished. There will be a door on top that we can open/shut to get our eggs out!
nearly finished!! All the coop lacks in this picture is the metal roof!
And now…TA-DA!! The finished chicken coop!! Because we live in the city limits, we called city hall to ask what we needed to do to have chickens in the city. We had to fill out a permit (no cost) and then have our coop inspected! They had to come and make sure our coop was totally inclosed. The laws in our city allow up to 6 chickens in the city limits and no roosters! So, that is what we have! 🙂
So, I’d love to hear about your creative endeavors to be frugal and recycle!! Have you repurposed or recycled anything fun lately?? Do tell!
You can see all our posts about chickens here!