Playset Conversion

By SuburbanCoop · Jul 21, 2014 · ·
  1. SuburbanCoop
    Converted this playset into a 2-level chicken coop. 1st floor is for food, water, and an "easy access" egg laying area (shown as the open door under the flag). Second floor is for the chicken roosting area. Created a small access door (that can be closed if needed) between the fenced in outdoor area and 1st floor. The 2-level area can be accessed by the "French doors" on the back side and the outside area is accessed through a 5' door. We buried wire about 1/2 foot below the ground and then added 1-2 pound stones on top of that. Planted rose bushes around the outdoor coop area and marigolds near the egg laying hatch. Did this entire project (minus wire and roofing material) with mostly reused lumber.
    We didn't seal it so to intentionally let air and breezes come through. We add "wind block" materials to the upper layer (where the hens roost) during the winter months.


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Recent User Reviews

  1. ronott1
    "Great playset conversion!"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 3, 2018
    Plans and a parts list would help others convert one too
  2. sumi
    "Needs more pics and details of build"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jun 30, 2018


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  1. DoubleMM
    I think tridentk9 was asking because of the flag. When draping a flag against a building the field of stars goes to the left.

    I like your coop.
  2. Mountain Peeps
  3. SuburbanCoop
    photo isn't flipped but only shows the side with the nest boxes. I'll add pictures of the other sides (with doors and ladder) and inside soon.
  4. jerrey
    really cute nice job
  5. tridentk9
    Is your photo flipped?
  6. ChookRanger
    Very Nice! l love when people reuse or repurpose instead of throwing away. Good job.

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