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"Dog Gone" Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Alte Vogel, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Alte Vogel

    Alte Vogel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At one time we had 5 dogs - 3 went to doggie heaven, one roaming beagle went roaming. That leaves us with one but he does not go into a cage at night. We had 2 10x10 cages that were used for the 4 dogs that are now gone. I had wanted chickens since we moved to the country so my mind starting spinning on how I could re-use. Here it is in progress.
    DH built the table/platform for me in one of the cages.

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    I painted the table and tiled it. Later, when it cools off a bit a real coop will be built on there - I hope. Lol In the mean time this is what my 3 peeps live in. The floor of the pen on the left is patio pavers with 3" of sand. The right side is a concrete pad. I tried to decorate it a bit. The pen on the left had a door in front like the one on the right. I switched that gate wall with the one the was the common wall between the two. Now I can enter the right side and close the sand side off at night.

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    Right now this is where they sleep at night. I put vents on the igloos and place a place for them to roost. They seem comfy cozy in there at night.

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    The second igloo will be for nesting boxes when my girls grow up. They are just checking it out for now.

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    Hope you enjoy my pix. Let me know what you think.[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2011
  2. zookeeper15133

    zookeeper15133 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice!
     
  3. Chickengnome

    Chickengnome Out Of The Brooder

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    Nicely done;) I love that you recycled items that you already had; dog runs, igloos etc. What a great shady little spot for them too!
     
  4. juliaaa

    juliaaa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree AND what lucky chickens to have a fan also [​IMG]
     
  5. chi-rn

    chi-rn Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. chicktwins

    chicktwins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love it!!! Such a great idea on recycling things. Very cute [​IMG]
     
  7. abercrombie575

    abercrombie575 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice job!!! Your chickens are going to be very happy!
     
  8. discoveregg

    discoveregg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used a large dog igloo for several months for my LF until a larger structure was built. I loved it and am hoping to find another dog igloo to recycle into a bantam chicken coop. Your set up is so cute - and safe! Good job![​IMG]
     
  9. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I agree AND what lucky chickens to have a fan also [​IMG]

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    It all looks very nice. [​IMG]
     
  10. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nobody can fuss about lack of ventilation for sure. That will work till it snows.[​IMG] Then it still might work, cute birds.
     

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