Dog house conversion to the "Red Hill Hen House" *HEAVY PICS*

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by OCpeep, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. OCpeep

    OCpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2012
    Orange County, CA
    We picked up a FREE dog house on craigslist. [​IMG]


    Built a coop stand out of a redwood 4x4 and regular 2x4s.


    A new piece of OSB from Home Depot's scrap bin to replace the original opening. Painted barn red and white. Added a roosting bar and a stop at the base to keep the litter inside.


    8x8 chicken run framed using redwood on the bottom, 4x4 posts, 2x4s at the top.


    2x3s used for framing between the posts. Painted white using a paint with primer already in it. Two coats.


    Chickens are checking out their new digs. Do they approve? I think their ready to move in NOW if they could. The hardware cloth is going up.


    The roof is on, coop on the stand and the door is ready to be installed.


    Just buried the hardware cloth skirt around the outside of the run. Coop human door closed, pop door open, ramp is attached. The chickens are ready to spend their first night in their new home.


    Need to put a few more finishing touches like hanging food and waterer, and maybe a roosting bar out in the run. Next is to landscape around the coop. A new shed will go to the left of the coop, and a vegetable garden in raised beds all around the coop with gravel pathways.
  2. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2012
    It looks great. Nice find with the dog house. Did you find the redwood or did you buy the redwood? It is expensive, but I know it is rot resistant.

    You should have plenty of fertilizer for your garden. [​IMG]
  3. BigdaddySean

    BigdaddySean Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 9, 2012
    Looks great!

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