Brad scavenged wooden pallets from a neighbor, a plastic dome sign from a defunct healthfood store, and a used curtain rod (for the roost) to build most of the coop structure. Only the chicken wire, nails, and staples had to be store-bought. By using mostly reclaimed materials, he wasn't only able to make the coop eco-friendly, he was able to build it on the cheap. "Total investment was around $40.00 which shouldn't take me long to RE-COOP in eggs when they start laying." Raising chickens in the city? What a cool "weird" eco habit.
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