Playhouse style medium coop with 6 nesting boxes

By Socaleggs · Apr 20, 2014 · ·
  1. Socaleggs
    This is our first chicken coop born out of a gift of two hens and a rooster that a friend gave us. We desired something that was raised off the ground for safety and could accommodate a nice size flock in the future. Sadly during my research we found that coops are very expensive and anything that could accommodate 10 + hens would cost over a thousand dollars especially if it was "pretty", a necessary pre requisite according to my wife. We found an unused 4x3x4 foot dog house and I decided to retrofit it, raising it off the ground and adding windows, doors, and nesting boxes. I modified our original entrance as well to make it cocker spaniel proof as our dog is very egg curious and would carry eggs out of it.


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Recent User Reviews

  1. Nardo
    "Dog house turned coop"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jan 7, 2019
    Good job taking this old building and making it into an attractive and functional coop.
  2. CCUK
    "Looks good"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 15, 2018
  3. 21hens-incharge
    "Well done."
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 2, 2018
    This shows what some elbow grease can do! I wish there was more of a description and more pictures. It turned out really nice.


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  1. Mountain Peeps
    Lov the colors and nests!
  2. teneyck farms
    cool good job
  3. crazyfeathers
    I love it, wonderful workmanship . I love the Color!!!!
  4. mroger82
    Wow, great job. It turned out pretty too.

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