Has anyone used playhouse plans?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Chickadee28, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. Chickadee28

    Chickadee28 Songster

    Sep 20, 2007
    Western IL
    I have seen some converted playhouse coops, but has anyone build a playhouse with the intent of it being a coop? I have looked at hundreds of photos and designs of coops and I really like the cuteness of playhouses. I found a cabin looking one with a deck, I am thinking about buying the plans. The building is 6x6 with a 2ft deck. I am trying to talk DH into starting building the coop now, but it will probably be spring before it goes up.
  2. allen wranch

    allen wranch Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    San Marcos, TX
    A playhouse makes a fine coop, and I agree they sure are cute.

    You will just have to make some adjustments for predator control and possibly ventilation.

    A rule of thumb in the chicken world is to build bigger than you need. I would hit up hubby for a least a 8x8 coop. [​IMG]

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