converting playhouse into chicken coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by LoveNewChicks, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. LoveNewChicks

    LoveNewChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a play house that looks like this and I want to convert it into a chicken coop for my chicks


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    if any one has ideas please tell me
    thanks
     
  2. Hammond Egger

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    I have about a hundred ideas. Here are the first four.

    1 - put some hardware cloth over the windows.
    2 - put a 2x4 roost up.
    3 - put some sand or pine shavings on the floor
    4 - put some chickens in it.
     
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  3. azmotogirl

    azmotogirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We took two playhouses and combined them to make a duplex..... here are some pixs..... (the last one is before it was converted into a duplex) .... maybe it will help get some ideas flowing!!!

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  4. LoveNewChicks

    LoveNewChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we have raccoon's here if we put wire in there will they rip the wire out?
     
  5. LoveNewChicks

    LoveNewChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks a bunch!
    how many chickens do you think would fit in our playhouse?
    I currently have 1 golden sex-link/Ancona ,and want to get a few more
     
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  6. LoveNewChicks

    LoveNewChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many chickens do you think would fit in there​
     
  7. coonhoundmama87

    coonhoundmama87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First off I LOVE this idea! I would say you could put about 4 or 5 chickens in there (assuming they will have an outside area as well). If this were my coop I'd put wire over the windows with the shutters. Screw it on like PP did. You could use an even smaller hardware cloth so the coons can't mess with it. Also put some latches on the windows so you can close it up, also a latch on the door. I'd put plexiglass over the bay window just because there is no way to close it. Put hardware cloth on the door as well but maybe reinforce it with a piece of wood screwed inside for extra coon protection. And then of course a roost inside and nest boxes. Maybe you could build them onto the bay window so they are outside the coop. Easier access for you and space saving for the chickens. There are a million ideas in my head for you I just don't know how to say all them but I hope this helps!!
     
  8. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love them my chickens lived in one for about an month and an half. [​IMG] They roosted on an broom stick that was bad, and the roof leaked some . [​IMG] It would have been great if I had used your ideas. [​IMG]
     
  9. Terrik

    Terrik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is such a cute idea. I love the duplex. lol
     
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