Converting Dog House to Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Kimiko, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. Kimiko

    Kimiko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feb 6, 2009
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    I picked up this Large dog house off Craigslist for next to nothing and need to convert it. The roof is already hinged and the floor is detachable. I'm thinking exterior nest boxes & need to add ventilation. Any other tips/tricks/advice?

    http://www.waremfginc.com/products.asp?p=01600
     
  2. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Something to roost on inside? Mine sure like to roost.
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    You can divide it in half with some hardwire cloth and then use it to house a trio of small bantams in each side.

    Or just add a roost down the middle.
     
  4. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

    Jun 26, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    I added a door to my doghouse, that I can lock. I also built a removable roost with a built in droppings board. It sits just a few inches off the ground and the girls use it.

    Here's the dog house with the attached run:

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    Here's a view of the interior set up (before cleaning, I must add):

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    And here's a pic of the roost:

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    I have more pics, if your interested...
     

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