dog igloo.. any ideas?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by purplebaby, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. purplebaby

    purplebaby Songster

    May 20, 2007
    east long island
    i have a dog igloo. my dogs wont use it... any ideas about how i could convert it for chickens???


    Last edited: Jul 25, 2007
  2. TreyClark281

    TreyClark281 Songster

    Apr 9, 2007
    around Katy, Tx
    i bet you can convert it..
    and for posting pics look here.
  3. Wolfpacker

    Wolfpacker Songster

    Jul 7, 2007
    Is this it?

  4. purplebaby

    purplebaby Songster

    May 20, 2007
    east long island
    Quote:yup thats it
    still having difficulty upoading pics
    any ideas on igloo?
  5. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator

    I fixed the pic... you were just missing the leading [ in
  6. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Songster

    Mar 29, 2007
    If you plan to put it in a secure enclosure, I think it could be usable for a couple of girls.

    I'd make a door from heavy canvas, or maybe even heavy rubber (like used for mud flaps on trucks) that can be opened upwards and secured to a hook or something for the daytime.

    There's not much room for food or water in there, so I'd use an automatic waterer bolted to the interior wall. These can be fitted to hook to a garden hose if you are not great with plumbing.

    I'd also cut out an area of the roof and insert a pvc feeder that can be filled from the outside. (Think large diameter pvc pipe with a 'U' shaped fitting attached to the end and a cap on the top.)

    I'd drill holes in the walls to fit a 2x2 or 2x4 through for a perch. I doubt a nest box would be necessary in such a small space, but a smallish plastic container could be used for such. Maybe set one atop a cinder block inside the igloo.

    I'd also provide (outside the igloo) a shady place for the girls to hang out- it'll get awful hot in that thing.

    Again, this is assuming that the igloo is enclosed in a secure place and only a couple of birds will reside in it.

    Let us know what you decide to do. I'd love to see a finished product.

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