Building New Chicken Coop

By Erin~TheChickenLover · Jan 11, 2012 · Updated May 24, 2012 · ·
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  1. Erin~TheChickenLover
    Converting the Playhouse Tower Into a Chicken Coop
    This is the old playhouse tower that we have to work with.
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    Here is the bottom part converted. It took less than 2 days.
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    7-30-11
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    When I got home, I found that my dad had taken down the old stained vinel roof. He cut 10 inches off of the 2 boards that support the roof. The trusses are almost exactly 45 degrees to match our garage.
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    Here are my brother and my dad putting on the second half of the roof.
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    We had to cut a groove out around the beam of the play set since we wanted a decent size overhang.
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    This is the underside of the roof. Now, we just need to put the shingles on and the roof will be done!
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    8/26/11
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    I am REALLY going to owe my dad after this one. Here he is again putting the shingles on leftover from our house. The plan is to make it match my house: red wood siding, green shingles, 45 degree angle to match the garage.
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    8-27-11
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    This is the view of the progress. The roof is done and the insulation is in.
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    Since the top part is mainly a coop for the winter, we double insulated the ceiling.
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    8/28/11
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    This shows the ladder to and from the second floor.
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    This shows the roost in the coop and the ladder to and from the third story.
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    This shows the cute little door my dad made.
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    And...drum role, please...the finished product! (for now at least) In a few months, after the new wood weathers to match the old, we will stain it to match our house. There are 3 levels to it in all.
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    7-02-11
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  1. Glitterchicks
    "Nice work!"
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Aug 5, 2018
    Great coop!
    :woot
  2. SavKel&RynKel
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    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Jul 4, 2018
    Great conversion article!
  3. BlackHackle
    "Great Idea"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 1, 2018
    The original idea was great, but I think it could use a wee bit more tuning. The boards in the building could be sealed off

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  1. redvintagebug
    I'm thinking about doing the same thing. I'm wondering now that it's been almost a year since you built yours, would you do anything differently? Also, did you install any nesting boxes? Thanks.

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