Little Tykes Coop

By NonnasBabies · Jan 11, 2012 ·
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  1. NonnasBabies
    I saw alot of great posts about the Little Tykes Coop! Never thought I'd need to go that route till someone posted that they use it as a grow out coop. So I got this great idea that I could make one and place inside my run to put 4 - 8 week olds in there. I posted a wanted ad on Freecycle and had 4 people email me offering me one. For less than $20 I had all the openings covered in hardware cloth and a latch on the door!
    Here's a couple of pics of the finished coop and where I had it in my run.
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    Well after about a week and a few bad rain storns it got completly nasty in there and just wouldn't dry out. Also with the feeder and waterer there just wasn't much room, so I removed them and put them back in their brooder.
    So after a couple of weeks I decided to add another section to my run. I enclosed a 8x8 section and placed the house in there caulked where the 2 sections of the roof meet to try to keep it as dry as possible in there. So now I have happy babies! Their almost 13 weeks old now.
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    Here's my little black sex link. (even though she looks brown in the pic) Caught her roosting on top the house when I went out to check on them when I got home from work the day after I finished it. I don't think she ever slept inside unless it was storming!!

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Recent User Reviews

  1. N F C
    "Inexpensive Solution"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Aug 2, 2018
    I like the modifications made to seal up the Little Tykes playhouse (hw cloth and waterproofing). The price was certainly right!
  2. Nardo
    "Pictures of finished run"
    1/5, 1 out of 5, reviewed Jul 11, 2018
    No details of building the run and no details of how to make the little tykes playhouse into a coop.
  3. proudmommie31
    "Playhouse for a grow out coop :)"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jun 30, 2018
    I love the idea of using it for a grow out coop! I'll have to look around for one :)

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