coop with a old swingset as a frame?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mom wewantchicks!, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. mom wewantchicks!

    mom wewantchicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    didnt i see a cop that was made by using an old swingset as a frame? we are finally into our new house and have a metal swingset that will be replaced in the spring. im thinking why let it go to waste??
     
  2. krjwaj

    krjwaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I have either read about it or have seen one somewhere; but I think it was a wooden A frame type. [​IMG]
     
  3. Mom2Cool

    Mom2Cool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't let it go to waste. People use PVC piping to build a frame & so if you've got one that's metal I'd think it would hold up real well... What a great idea! I just love it.!
     
  4. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    haven't seen it, but that is a NIFTY idea!
     
  5. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Heard of this also and it sounds great! One could even put some wheels in the legs and have a mobile coop/tractor. I've always wanted to make a small green house using an old swingset as a frame, but never got around to it. Good luck and post pics! [​IMG]
     
  6. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I cannot believe you asked this! I was just driving by a place a couple of days ago and there was an old swingset frame with vines growing all over it and all I could see was a chicken coop. I think that would be a great way to start a coop!
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  7. Mom2Cool

    Mom2Cool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    needmorechickens! :

    [​IMG] I cannot believe you asked this! I was just driving by a place a couple of days ago and there was an old swingset frame with vines growing all over it and all I could see was a chicken coop. I think that would be a great way to start a coop!
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    ~Rebecca

    Isn't it funny how we all look at stuff that way now? I mean *ANY* left over piece of building material & I'm thinking "wow that would make great screening, windows for a coops, frame, etc. etc. LOL People seem to be getting rid of a LOT of different kinds of swing sets too & some have those club house type square things as part of the top that attaches other piecs to the set & all I can think is "wow there's a completed frame & some walls & doors/windows & you'd got a coop". LOL every time I say this out loud to hubby he'll say "yeeeaaaaa but we already have a coop." & I'll say "yea I know but it would be nice to have maybe another small one in the corner of the garden ya know?" & then I get *that look* I'm sure many here know. LOL​
     
  8. Kung Foo Chicken

    Kung Foo Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very good idea and I wish I would've thought of this before I threw one of these frames away.
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2008
  9. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    i have an old metal porch swing that imma gonna convert,, save me $10 ,, wooohooo the good beer tonight [​IMG]
     
  10. Maryallison77

    Maryallison77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make a A-frame coop!!! Or a chicken tractor! Now I am gonna go look for one!
     

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