This was a pretty big challenge for someone who had NO experience with carpentry, almost NO decent tools and NO money for decent materials - but sometimes I just get this idea into my head where I think "I can do that, yeah - no problem" and just go for it.
wardrobe as the frame on the base (free - left in the shed when we moved in)
planks from wooden pallets for the floorboards (free from freight company, I just rang and asked)
fence pailings and timber for cladding and frame (leftovers from a previous project)
sheet metal for roof ($5 a sheet from a scrap yard)
I bought the hinges
Plus I used a hand saw (yes, all those cuts were made by me, by hand. I really need an electric saw), hammer, nails, screws and a drill
and of course some happy chickens, we got them at 10 days old and they are now 5 months. Pekin Bantams for those that like their chooks
he smuggled that one inside when I wasnt looking
Comments are welcome and thoroughly enjoyed!!