Kitchen Cabinet Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by BoulderCityFoul, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. BoulderCityFoul

    BoulderCityFoul Out Of The Brooder

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    Our girls are getting big, so we thought we'd better take advantage of the weekend to work on our...ahem, I mean their coop. We went through many designs; some made from scratch, some using a cat house/dog house. After much pondering, we decided to build one from scratch. During our visit to the local home improvement center, we ventured into the kitchen cabinet section. There, we saw a 30" sink base cabinet on clearance sale. So much for the building from scratch idea! After building a roof and a few coats of paint, our coop is nearly finished! I want to hinge the false drawers so they can control ventilation. I also want to put mesh over the upper vents to prevent critters from pestering our girls.

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    I will add more progress shots to my page later today.
     
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  2. SparksNV

    SparksNV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great job!!! very clever!!
     
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    very creative, nice job.

    Imp
     
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  4. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    Never would have thought of that, great idea!!! keep posting progress.
     
  5. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    Great idea for just a couple of chickens. I am using a kitchen cabinet for my exterior nest box in the coop I am working on now-
     
  6. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    You must be like me! I invision a chicken coop in anything that I see! [​IMG]
     
  7. BoulderCityFoul

    BoulderCityFoul Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's the inside. We can open the doors to clean it out. The floor is peel-n-stick linoleum. The door on the right is for the girls to get out each morning. The door on the left allows us access to the nestbox. This will suit our two hens just fine. If our flock grows, we'll need another cabinet! [​IMG]

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  8. Bellasmom

    Bellasmom Out Of The Brooder

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    That's awesome! Way to think outside the box! [​IMG]
     
  9. Yardbirds286

    Yardbirds286 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have some old cabinets down in the cellar....now you got me thinking........[​IMG]
     
  10. Mama C

    Mama C Out Of The Brooder

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    That is a GREAT idea! I have a feeling some of my she-chicks are actually he-chicks and they're going to need some temporary digs before they go to the big bachelor pad in the sky. I already have an old vanity cabinet that I should have thrown out years ago. Thanks for posting!
     

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