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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 Songster

    Apr 12, 2010
    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.





  2. reesepoultry

    reesepoultry Songster

    Jul 4, 2009
    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 Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    totally up [​IMG]
  4. GermanChick

    GermanChick Songster 8 Years

    Apr 12, 2010
    NW Missouri
    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
    Jemison, AL
    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!!)

  6. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress 9 Years

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

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    [​IMG] $25 [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  8. Chook-A-Holic

    Chook-A-Holic Songster

    Oct 5, 2009
    Central, N.C.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. shellz131

    shellz131 Sams Memory Lane

    Jun 28, 2010
    Malone Ny
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  10. iluvmichickens

    iluvmichickens Songster

    Jun 7, 2010
    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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