Article on using recycled materials for your chicken coop

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The Portland-based website Neighborhood Notes has another good article, this one focused on how to best incorporate recycled materials into your chicken coop project.

I’m quoted in it, but what I’m more excited about is that they reached out to a local chicken keeper who used The Garden Coop plan as a foundation for his coop. He also made use of lots of recycled building materials including windows, hardware, and paint. The photo here is one he sent me when he finished.

One of the main things I emphasized is something I’ve heard from many who’ve used our plans — that having a complete materials checklist to start with makes finding recycled materials so much easier. Check out the article for more pictures and ideas.

Have you used any recycled materials in your chicken coop? Let us know in the comments!

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One Response to “Article on using recycled materials for your chicken coop”

  1. derekd says:

    Have you used any recycled materials in your chicken coop? Yes. We built our coop earlier this year with lots of salvaged materials (mainly shipping pallets). The design is quite similar to the ones shown (4′ x 8′).

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