Coronation Cottage

By Fancychooklady · Oct 24, 2013 · ·
  1. Fancychooklady
    We recently had a dog attack our birds, in fact 2 x dogs. So it was a matter of urgency to get a coop for my coronation sussex chicks ,who were fast outgrowing their brooder. My long suffering husband didn't have the time to build one from scratch so I hit the classifieds looking for something befitting a king. King George to be precise! I found an unused, no longer loved cubby house / fort. Straight away I could see potential, all hubby could see was more work.
    It had been cemented in , so out came the chainsaw and we lost 6 inches of height . Every time I hit my head , I curse that 6 inches. Once we got it on site the first job was to mesh the bottom half in to give me a rooster " sin bin ", that is currently in use . We cut a hole in the floor and created a ramp for access. Put some nice old windows in that we had salvaged from a federation house down the road , closed the back half in and gave it a lick of paint. Manor red and antique cream, the same colour scheme as our house.
    There a lots of things laying around doing nothing that would make for great coop conversions.
    " Think outside the square ". Now I don't condone anyone, repossessing their 8 year olds cubby, but if your kids no longer venture anywhere near the cubby house, give it some thought. [​IMG]

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  1. Nardo
    "Shed conversion/expansion"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Dec 26, 2018
    Nice job expanding/adding on to these buildings to make a fine spot for your flock.
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  2. PouleChick
    "Awesome recycling!"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jul 15, 2018
    I almost bought one as well (although not as nice / big as yours!) but dh vetoed me and we repurposed a huge planter instead! Really lovely job and a great way for people to have an idea of what can be down as you say thinking out of the box. These things are well built too - much better than a crappy coop from the shops! Id love to see the addition of some measurements and maybe inside pics!
  3. rjohns39
    "Very Nice"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 8, 2018
    Love how you re-purposed the play house. Nicely done and it looks great. I'll be the birds love it.
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  1. Stumpy
    Great job and beautiful chickens!
  2. goose chick
    Cool idea looks good!
  3. lawrencerooney
    Great looking coop!
  4. cathiesue
    Sin bin. heehee
  5. featherweightmn
    I love it! Gorgeous Chickens btw . .. .
  6. chickenneighbor
    Gorgeous birds!
  7. joan1708
    Very Attractive! And you will get your exercise climbing those stairs! What does the inside look like?

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