Hi, When we first got our chicks, we were thinking, "Hmm, what to do for a coop?" We certainly weren't going to buy one, we're more creative than that. Thinking of things to repurpose, we wished we had our old playhouse that the kids played in. But we didn't. We decided that would be a bridge to cross when we get there. Then, after the chicks were almost ready, driving home, someone was giving a playhouse away. A HUGE stroke of luck, it was like winning the lottery! Once we got it home, we started to build this...
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I like the idea of re-purposing a playhouse. I wish you had given more details about how you did it.
Did the chickens pick at or eat the black seal stuff? What did you use for roosts?
I see that you used chicken wire for the run. Raccoons can tear through chicken wire very easily. Hardware cloth or welded wire would be safer.
Did you do anything to make the sides of the playhouse hold together better? bolt them or anything?
What would you do differently if you were to build this again?