Converted Playhouse

By cmbookworm · Oct 23, 2015 · ·
  1. cmbookworm
    Almost as soon as we built our first coop/run, we decided it was going to be too small (because...chicken math). We had a mixed flock of 8 pullets and 1 roo (Buff Orpingtons, Rhode Island Reds, and Barred Rocks). Over the past couple of months we looked and looked and tried to figure out what we wanted to do- use a shed and convert to a coop? A deer stand? Buy a coop from someone? Something else? So, we found a 4x6 playhouse on Craigslist and made plans to modify it to be a chicken coop.

    My husband (god love him....he is handy and patient too!) did all the hard stuff- cutting plywood to replace rotting pieces, building a nesting box, making the roosting bars, fitting the run to the coop and covering it, patching, making "shutters" for the windows, fitting door handles, hooks/eyes, etc. I painted, stapled some hardware cloth, and put in the vinyl square flooring. I think I got the better end of the deal for sure.

    I'm thrilled with how it came out! So, we have 4 new birds that are in the old coop now, waiting to join the flock in a few weeks (2 Barred Rocks and 2 Black Sex Links).






    Our flock enjoying the new run:


    Our new girls waiting to join the flock:

    Share This Article

Recent User Reviews

  1. CCUK
    "Good job"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 17, 2018
  2. Nardo
    "Craig's list playhouse into coop"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 3, 2018
    Good job of using an old playhouse and that run is pretty spectacular!


To make a comment simply sign up and become a member!
  1. N F C
    Very cute, love the red paint!

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: