At a loss...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by faerielady, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. faerielady

    faerielady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2009
    ByCers, I hope you can come to my rescue with ideas because I have none.

    My boyfriend's sister offloaded these "dog houses" on him a few years back. They've been sitting in his backyard doing nothing except collecting dirt (and cobwebs). He wants them put to use, or gone. I'm certain that there is something chicken-y that can be done with them, but I am drawing an absolute blank.

    Does anyone have any ideas?


    edit to mention that they are about 5 foot long not counting the overhang. They are large enough inside that a lab can turn around inside it easily, I forgot to measure the inside width.
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2011
  2. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2008
    Perfect size for a broody and chicks!
  3. zzGypsy

    zzGypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2011
    ditto on the brooding...

    cut them in half and make twice as many half-barrel nest box/broody hen houses

    stand them upright and store your feed

    slice them in half long ways dig a pit and make a pond... because you never know when you're going to have ducks. you've got enough for 2 ponds there, with the other half left over for broody chicken shelters.
  4. WilsonAcres

    WilsonAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2011
  5. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    They would somehow need a flat bottom and ventilation installed for a chicken to live comfortably in one... but doable.
  6. wyododge

    wyododge Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 30, 2011
    Why don't you use them for a dog house???

    Sorry couldn't resist.

    But seriously, With a tank heater and a small pump, you could use them for winter water storage close to the coop so you didn't have to carry it, If you have to carry it that is...
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2011
  7. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    If the bottom of 'em is still intact, you can use them as rain barrels! [​IMG]
  8. faerielady

    faerielady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2009
    Quote:Because apparently his Rottweiler is claustrophobic and won't go near the danged things. [​IMG]
  9. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
  10. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I like the broody hut idea....those are neat...I will have to try those....

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