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Play House Coop

  1. Roundeyes
    Hi all,

    This is my coop, made from the bottom half of a play house we build 23+ years ago.

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    This is the inside. The wall to the right has foam insolation covered by 9mil plastic. I since have put insolation on the whole inside for the winter.
    I have a pink laminate floor glued to a blue tarp on the floor that I can pull out and clean when necessary. Sorry, I don't have a picture of it.

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    These are my roosting boxes. There are 5 of them, each are 1ft by 1ft.

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    The roof is stuffed with grocery bags to keep water out.

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    My computer would not let me rotate this picture, but if you look, it's a picture of a simple plywood door that leads to the run. It connects to a fire poll with a gate latch.

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    Here is the pully door that lets the chicks out to the run.

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    Picture of the run. The PVC pipe makes a good place for the chickens to hang out. Also very easy to clean. A tarp offers shade in the summer and protection from snow in the winter.


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    Behold! The egg door. lol. Made from 2x4s and old board I had hanging up for tools in my garage. A latch keeps critters out

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    Here it is in use.

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    I put an awning up to keep from getting wet when collecting eggs.

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    Here it is from a different angle.
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    The dementions messure (I belive) 4x5 on the inside floor and from the inside floor to ceiling is around 4ft. The play house is 12ft tall. The run is 6x12. I keep bird feed in the blue bin up top. I clean the coop with a pressure washer when the weather is nice, but after the insolation is up I just drag the mat out and scrap it clean, then use a shop vac to clean the inside.

    Thanks for looking!

    Rachel

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  1. NovaAman
    Nice converstion. LOL, Its also a great idea for under the rador chicken keepers!

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