Ex Playhouse Coop

By Iamgrateful · Jul 20, 2012 · Updated Jul 20, 2012 · ·
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2.25/5,
  1. Iamgrateful
    This coop was originally a wooden swingset. The swingset "A-Frame" was used as the basic frame for a children's playhouse and walls/roof were added to the wooden A-Frame. Since we don't have any children, we easily converted the playhouse into a cozy chicken coop by just adding insulation (gets really cold here!), a ramp (where the slide used to be), linoleum over the wooden floor for easier cleaning and a fenced run onto the outside. Our girls love their coop and run so it worked out perfectly!

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    Here is what it originally looked like as a playhouse...
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    Gave it some new paint!

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    Added a secured fenced run with privacy wall...we have a dog that kept breaking into the coop run so we ended up with a layer of chicken wire, covered by a think grade "wire" fencing (secured with large u-nails so that the dog could not tear it off) and finally...electric fencing. The bottom boards of the run also are buried 6" underground for extra security.
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    And converted the interior by adding nest boxes (with a window view), insulation, hung the feeders with a screw hook and chain, added lineoleum, and a roost!
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    Turned out cozy!
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  1. N F C
    "Former Play House"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Aug 13, 2018 at 5:03 PM
    Good use of an unused kid's play house! I like how you fortified the run to protect the birds from the dog.

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  1. N F C
    Nice to be able to re-purpose a kid's play house!
  2. coolcanoechic
    Ha ha :-D
    I would have done the same thing!
    Why is it I see a coop in everything I look at!
    A great way to repurpose an old play house.
    Thanks for sharing!
  3. Mac14
    I think it looks better as a coop. :)
  4. paridisefarm2009

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