First off, I want to apologize for being a day late in posting this. I got busy with sheep shearing and garden planting and spaced. I’m sorry.
We built our chicken house about a year and a half ago. We had to buy some new plywood and framing material, but most of it was built from leftover wood we had around and we used the neighbors old thrown away metal roofing.
We also used an old window that we took out of the pile we had fro the green house and the door off of our old manufactured home.
The inside we furnished with a rack of nest boxes made of plastic milk crates. They are great. The open bottoms allow the old hay to sift down and fall on the ground to be swept up, instead of keeping the poop and dust in with the eggs.
We also made the roosts out of fallen tree branches. They are round, which allows the chickens to comfortably roost at night and we didn’t have to worry chemicals in the wood, etc. Yes, they might rot faster than treated wood, but a walk up our mountain will give us a brand new supply.
You don’t have to build or buy fancy stuff for your chickens to use. You can be a bit “trashy” and save some money