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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by t-dawg, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. t-dawg

    t-dawg Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 12, 2008
    I was wondering, is it possible to make a coop out of a dog house? If you could, would it be cheaper than building one from scratch? i know i'd have to fix it a little, but i can handle that. I'm not a real big handy guy,eh?
  2. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    Well I am a woman and I built my coop. I can not do a lot of things because of health problems and face it.... I am weak! But i can nail 5 pieces of plywood together within a 2 week period. [​IMG] I know you are not as weak and delicate as I am so if i can do it, anyone can.

    It really depends on how cheap you can find each one. Also a dog house is usually not bigger than 3'x3' and that will really only be good for about 2 chickens.
    Each piece of plywood costs about $25.00. To build a 4x4 foot you need 3 sheets of 8' x 4' plywood. Basically just cut them and nail them together and screw hinges on a door. So about $100 to build a new 4x4 from scratch with all new wood, paint and hinges included.

    Can you find a 4x4 dog house for $100? See what you can find and compare. You still have to put perches (roosts) in the dog house and make a door for it.
  3. freshegg

    freshegg Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2008
    my chickens have a lg doghouse and a coop but they love the doghouse best
  4. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
  5. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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