Here's My "Playhouse" Coop!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Bacchus, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. Bacchus

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    We really liked the "Playhouse" coop that many members posted on this website, so I went ahead and built one for my chickens. I didn't buy the plan, but I got ideas from pictures of the "Playhouse" coop on this site and drew my own plan... So, thanks to everyone who posted pictures of their "Playhouse" coop! [​IMG] I heavily modified it to fit my needs, so it's actually bigger than then 4x8 version, and is quite a bit taller (about 8.5 feet tall). I also gave it a strong double layer roof (OSB on the bottom and a water proof plastic roof on the top), because it gets pretty hot and windy in my area...

    It took me about 2 weeks to build everything by myself, and since I took my time and did my research to find the cheapest materials possible (buying stuff that were on sale or on clearance), the cost was around $250.00 for everything... Here it is:

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    Got some vinyl flooring inside the coop for easy cleaning.
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    The outer and upper roosts can be seen here, along with the celing and roof supports.
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    The lower roost and the inside of the egg door. Nest box not put in yet, since the chickens won't be laying for a while.
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    The two roosts (upper and lower) can be seen here along with the plexiglass window.
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    The chickens appear to be happy with their new home. [​IMG]
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  2. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    $250???? Thats astonishing. What a beautiful coop.
     
  3. Bacchus

    Bacchus Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thanks!

    Yep, it's amazing how much you can save when you search around for the cheapest materials possible... The most expensive item was the hardware netting. Besides that, everything else is pretty cheap if you take your time to search for them.
     
  4. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Well that is a gorgeous set up for your girls. You should be very proud of it. Im a teensy bit jealous actually.....
     
  5. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

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    That is a work of art! just gorgeous!
     
  6. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fabulous job [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. WA4-Hpoultrymom

    WA4-Hpoultrymom Never enough coops...

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    Love it! You did a great job!
     
  8. peeplessinNC

    peeplessinNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really nice coop! Lovely girls, too! Some folks put roosts in their run too or sections of sturdy logs for the chickens to perch on and have a change of scene.
     
  9. newchickenfamily

    newchickenfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] I need to show my husband this thread! Great job!
     
  10. LaLoomis

    LaLoomis Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey that looks great. Did you use 1x3s for the framing?
     

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