Help me convert this play structure into a coop.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Soon2BChixMom, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom Herding ducks and Wrangling chickens

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    This structure is at least 15 years old - most likely older. The wood is in decent shape. It is pretty sturdy as well. I climbed up in it to take pics. It used to sit in our back yard with a slide and swings attached. It has been back in the woods for at least 7 years. My husband has been reluctant to build me a coop, but will help revamp this. Of course he built this structure. Lol
    It has 3 openings and no top. So, what would your recommendations be to remedy this? How could we add a roof with proper ventilation?
    It is very high up off of the ground, so we are going to cut it to make it lower. How far off of the ground should we leave it?
    Thanks!
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  2. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    I say leave it at least a foot off the ground.
     
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  3. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom Herding ducks and Wrangling chickens

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    That sounds good. That is enough room for the chickens to go under if needed. :thumbsup
     
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  4. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom Herding ducks and Wrangling chickens

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    P.s. I painted that. ;)
     
  5. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Wait is this for chickens or ducks? If it’s for chickens then cut it down to 4 feet from the ground so that you don’t have to bend down low to clean out their bedding and you can also hang their feeders and waterer underneath.
    Like my old henhouse: C485FD77-84A1-4872-B72B-2B779B723EE8.jpeg
     
  6. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    It’s very pretty.
     
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    Dang!!! Sweet spot for a tree stand! I'd keep it for hunting! :D
     
  8. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom Herding ducks and Wrangling chickens

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    But, I need a coop! :lol:
     
  9. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom Herding ducks and Wrangling chickens

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    Chickens. The ducks will have a step 2 playhouse!
     
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    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    What are the dimensions of the wooden thing?
     
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