So back about April of last year I have this sudden impulse to get chickens. :catchchick: What does one need for chickens? Why a chicken coop of course. So being a man of few means ($$$) I think of a way to do this cheaply. I go out and gather up a bunch of pallets. Figure I can take them apart and use the wood to make the coop. As anyone who has ever taken pallets apart knows, they do not come apart easily without breaking boards. So then I get the idea of used fences.
We go out and gather a whole bunch of fence panels and boards and post. The fence company I went through says you got to take everything. Also I found a bunch of 2x4s for free, and the other day I got a trailer load of 2x4s really cheap.
Now if the weather cooperates I am ready to finish up this coop job.
I have the floor done and I did have a couple of walls up till high winds, at two different times, took them down.
But now ladies and gentlemen, I have found, for free mind you, an old travel trailer. It is eight feet wide and about 35 feet long. It isn't worth fixing up to use for people anymore but strip out the inside and add a few rails and boxes and you got an instant chicken coop.
All I got to do is get it from about 25 miles away to here.
Now the wife wants me to take all this wood I gathered up and build a deck around the above ground pool. Fence in a portion of the yard to keep the kids in. And build a screened enclosure around the back porch.