1. BlackSilkie1

    BlackSilkie1 In the Brooder

    Jun 4, 2010
  2. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

    Mar 20, 2008
    This is one we made for some friends and they love it! They have 2 hens in it at the moment![​IMG]
  3. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    I have one very much like this although I didn't use these plans. I just went from some pictures I had seen.

    Do you like it?--Yeah, it's a cute little coop

    Is it hard to clean?---A little. It's hard to turn around in there with a shovel. Suggest building a door on each side for more ease of cleaning

    Did you build it your-self?--yup

    Would you recomend it to people?---I would recommend it to people who are keeping just a couple of birds. It's too small for over 3 standard birds. I'm planning on moving my Seabrights into it. They will have plenty of room.

    I also suggest building a door under the coop area. You could hang the food and water down here.
  4. HarryBun12

    HarryBun12 Songster

    Jun 28, 2009
    We built that coop last year and we've been very happy with it. Everyone who sees it comments on how nice it looks. (usually accompanied by an incredulous, "You built that?") We made the house portion a bit bigger than the plans. The entire front of the house portion on ours opens up for easy cleaning and also we made exterior nest boxes off the side to allow more room inside the house. After a few months of use I added on a sectionto the run that is 4 foot long and only 4 feet high. If I were building it again, I'd build the whole thing at least 6 feet wide instead of the 4 feet in the plans. I kept 3 bantams and 2 big girls in there over the winter and it worked out very well. I do scoop the litter in the house every day to keep it fresh since there's not a lot of room. I need to post pictures someday.
  5. jackson41

    jackson41 Songster

    Jan 25, 2010
    We built the Playhouse Coop or a least similar to it. We made the coop box 48inx30in so we could use 30 in cage wire on the run. We also mde the front open for easy cleaning. So far I really like the coop and so do my neighbors.

  6. azmotogirl

    azmotogirl Songster

    Apr 30, 2010
    Mesa, AZ
    We now have a Playhouse Duplex.... just finished the addition this past weekend......
  7. PeepsInc

    PeepsInc Songster

    Jun 18, 2009
    NY Tri State region
    It would seem like that hard plastic would get cold in the winter?
    I made this one out of 5- 2x4's i sheet of plywood & a $13 roll of wire.
    I also made a larger version that takes 9 -2x4's

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