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By Bacchus, Jan 11, 2012 | Updated: Jul 30, 2012 | |
  1. Bacchus
    We really liked the "Playhouse" coop that many members posted on this website, so I went ahead and built one for our chickens. I didn't buy the plan, but I got ideas from pictures of the "Playhouse" coop on this site and drew my own plan... So, thanks to everyone who posted pictures of their "Playhouse" coop! [​IMG] I heavily modified it to fit my needs, so it's actually bigger than the 4'x8' version, and is quite a bit taller (about 8.5 feet tall). I also gave it a strong double layer roof (OSB on the bottom and Tuflex on top), because it gets pretty hot and windy in my area...
    It took me about 2 weeks to build everything by myself, and since I took my time and did my research to find the cheapest materials possible (buying stuff that were on sale or on clearance), the cost was around $250.00 for everything... Here it is:
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    Got some linoleum tiles for the coop floor to make cleaning a bit easier. Also note that I hinged the front panel so that it could swing out for easy cleaning.
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    The outer and upper roosts can be seen here, along with the ceiling and roof supports.
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    The lower roost and the inside of the egg door. The nest box is not put in yet, since the chickens won't be laying for a while.
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    The two roosts (upper and lower) can be seen here along with the plexiglass window.
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    The chickens appear to be happy with their new home. [​IMG]
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    Thank you for viewing my coop page. Have a blessed day! [​IMG]

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