Make a chicken coop using scraps easily found around the farm or at the tip. Fencing mesh, flexible tree prunings, mud, straw and tin. This chicken coop uses very basic weaving skills and earth building techniques. Very easy for those who prefer to avoid hammers, nails and corners!

Step 1: Gather the Materials

The frame is built from flexible tree prunings and fencing mesh. I used wisteria prunings, but any kinds of branches with a little flexibility will do. The fencing mesh came from the scrap metal pile. It came in two lengths of 60 cm high x 1.5m wide. Posts were already attached to the fencing mesh, but posts or star pickets could be attached following the building of the frame.
Excellent - even looks like a rather whacky piece of art XD This would really be a fun thing for kids to try, and I love how you improvised the whole thing from just stuff you had around your own farm. Now this is the kind of thing I love seeing on instructables!
This is so much nicer than the dung-wattle technique used in some countries for dwellings! It makes me think that a pretty good organic planting patch could be created (only use biodegradeable materials!) by allowing the chicken poop to remain inside, and when the rains melt the coop it will all turn into a nice puddle of compost by the next year. Perfect for planting a fruit tree or bush.

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