100% Repurposed Coop!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chicksrcool, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. chicksrcool

    chicksrcool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello Fellow BYC'ers....

    OK do not laugh, we are on the tightest of tight budgets. And since my youngest are getting too old for this house we turned it into a "chick retreat". I actually love it for them and have to thank my hubby for doing this for us!

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    If nothing else hope it inspires someone that can't figure out what to do or make in terms of a safehouse. I'm sure someone else has tried this before so probably not a new idea. But it works well!
     
  2. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    I think it looks great!!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. Litewings

    Litewings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You know what they say?

    Any port in a storm.

    Looks good to me.

    Great recycling idea.

    Litewings

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  4. chicksrcool

    chicksrcool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks so much M To the Maxx...it was a family project that we thoroughly enjoyed...and now I don't have to worry about them being safe and secure...they love it [​IMG]
     
  5. kcravey

    kcravey Out Of The Brooder

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    ha ha! How CUTE! I have been seriously eyeing my kids play house also! I have even added a little wire here and there waiting for protests but none yet. [​IMG] They never use it anymore- its 10 years old. How did you attach the boards to the plastic? I have another one like that also way out in the pasture junk pile.... [​IMG]
     
  6. chicksrcool

    chicksrcool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:THANKS Litewings [​IMG]
     
  7. chicksrcool

    chicksrcool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah we did not have a choice but to recycle...and I'm OK with that! [​IMG] (the kids outgrew this long ago)
    Actually he used screws! The plastic on those Little Tikes playhouses are pretty sturdy in that respect.
     
  8. chicksrcool

    chicksrcool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think hubby is going to make one of the solid pieces of wood into a door on the side(-when they start laying-.) For now they are too young, but we are going to modify it as we go along.
     
  9. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    I think it is adorable!!!
     
  10. Barry

    Barry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like a great idea to me. It is attractive in appearance and weather resistant, what more could a chicken want?
    My very first coop was originally a very large wood shipping box. Your is much nicer.
     

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