So last night, I was feeding the horses & had an awakening as I was throwing their hay in to their apple bin feeder. Why couldnt I use apple bins as mini coops to make tractors out of? They are VERY strong, 4 x 4 and probably 3 tall (or close to it), heavy duty and best of allthey cost $10-$15 (each), depending on where you get them. Oh and I live within a few miles of Johnny Appleseed, Magi and a few other BIG orchards, so getting them wouldnt be a problem, either. I made some blueprints of my ideasloping metal roof with hinges, so that it lifts to clean & gather eggs, little attached runs, clear plastic (plexi-glass) window, etc. I think it may work? Especially if I paint them all to match the horse barn/our house/existing coop? So Id have to spend $ on wire, hardware, plexi-glass, etc. but I already have the metal roofingand probably enough to make 4-6 coops! I showed them to hubby & he said no because they would be too ugly! Has anyone built a coop out of apple bins?