I bought this for $25 today. Thumbs or Thumbs Down?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by cfdf, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. cfdf

    cfdf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought this old play house today for $25. Needless to say it needs TLC. I thought it would make a cute little chicken house. What do you think? Thumbs up or thumbs down? I'd love to hear ideas on what I can do to turn it into a coop. The porch needs work. The inside looks to be in ok shape. It has linoleum floors, crank windows, a working door....roof looks ok....porch posts and lattice need removing and replaced. I don't know the dimensions as it is still sitting at the house where I bought it. (I haven't told my hubby yet either...he work's out of state.) The inside is not very big. I am guessing the inside is about 3 wide x 5 long. I have a few bantams that would look really cute in this if I can fix it.

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  2. reesepoultry

    reesepoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say, "thumbs up" I would have loved to bought that. That would have made a nice chick grow out pen.... Great find, & great buy. For chickens it will work great.[​IMG]
     
  3. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    totally up [​IMG]
     
  4. GermanChick

    GermanChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    25 Dollars is really a good deal and it does seem to be in decent shape. Just fix up the porch, maybe enclose with some hardwire cloth as a run ?? Figure out a access door for you to clean and your bantams should be very happy.
     
  5. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

    Sep 13, 2008
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    I think it could have that shabby chic look!! Add flowers and windchimes, replace the floor, a few other cosmetic touches and presto.... a thumbs up for sure! [​IMG]



    (okay, I wish I had it!!)



    Claudia
     
  6. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    I give it a BIG [​IMG]! Congrats, lucky you!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

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  8. Chook-A-Holic

    Chook-A-Holic Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. shellz131

    shellz131 Sams Memory Lane

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  10. iluvmichickens

    iluvmichickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great find! If only I could have found something that cute! It would have saved my husband ALOT of time and money!! [​IMG]
     

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