Has anyone used a child's playhouse for a coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sillyovrsilkies, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. sillyovrsilkies

    sillyovrsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone transformed a child's playhouse (hard plastic ones...not wooden) into a coop for a few chickens? If so, would you please post your pics so I can see your transformations?? [​IMG]
     
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  3. mommissan

    mommissan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=37990

    You
    got me thinking, and here's one. On that note, we reused our kids tree house (survived when the tree was cut down)for a coop. They wouldn't use it because of the spiders, but the chickens love them. Just makes it interesting when i have to crawl into it to clean it.
     
  4. wishingbee

    wishingbee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    whoacowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have turned a playhouse into a coop. It is about 3x5 - but tall. I am almost 6 ft tall and can stand up in it. We took advantage of the height and have built levels with roosts on the top. The floor is open. The nesting boxes are suspended about 1 foot off the ground. It works great for our seven chickens. But we feel this is the max. We may knock down a wall and add an addition as we want to include more breeds in the future. I say go for it!
     
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    wishingbee Chillin' With My Peeps

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