Hey guys, I'm pretty new to everything, and have no chickens yet but will probably consider it next year. If I do get chicks, it would only be 2 or 3, and they will probably be Bantams. They will also be primarily indoors. Long story short, I have been looking at plans for stealth coops like the "trashcan" coop, and it got me thinking...has anyone here ever done a DIY or converted coop out of a piece of furniture? I've seen coops made from trucks, kid's playhouses, and other wonderful things, and I am trying to get ideas in a similar vein but with a piece of indoor furniture like a desk or a dresser, maybe even something like a heirloom chest or a sideboard cabinet? I would love to have a piece of furniture that secretely holds chickens inside, what a suprise! I have seen conversions like this that have been used to keep snakes and reptiles in, they are beautiful and go unnoticed if you need them to be. I am thinking of getting a piece from Goodwill or Craigslist and either converting it mostly intact or harvesting pieces of the facade and using it to mask a coop I make myself. If I was converting an original piece, I would probably line the inside with something like melamine board for easy cleaning, put up some roosts and a nest box, etc. If I wanted to get fancy I could cut out the bottom and put wire in or construct something to where the bottom could be slid out like in a kennel or critter cage. I have a large wire dog crate that could also be used as a run or a holding pen when the birds weren't galavanting free inside with their little diapers on. I think this could be an excellent chance to explore some creative alleys, and I would love to see what you all think. I'm fairly new to DIY stuff, so any tips/ideas/concerns/comments are very appreciated.