Little Tikes playhouse coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Carol Abe, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. Carol Abe

    Carol Abe Out Of The Brooder

    Anyone use a little tikes playhouse as a chicken coop ?
    I was thinking of hardware cloth on the windows, washer and screw bolt walls and roof together. I like having easy cleanup.
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    It might work.
     
  3. AmandaKyle

    AmandaKyle Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I do not, but I can definitely see how the ability to hose out the coop would be appealing! Let us know how it goes if you do give it a shot. Us BYC'ers looooove pictures! [​IMG]
     
  4. blksabbath

    blksabbath Just Hatched

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    I just finished building one. I posted up the build pics a few weeks ago.
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  5. Carol Abe

    Carol Abe Out Of The Brooder

    VERY NICE..
    MY 4H SON AND I PICKED UP SOME ODD LUMBER 70% OFF...
    I WANT TO BUILD 3 PLAYHOUSES TOGETHER SOMEHOW.
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    They can work.....but very small, so only 2-3-4 birds at most.
     
  7. Carol Abe

    Carol Abe Out Of The Brooder

    Yes, thats bad
     
  8. blksabbath

    blksabbath Just Hatched

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    I have four birds living in mine. I can't see having any more than that.


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  9. peckpeckpeck

    peckpeckpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got 2 used playhouses from a neighbor. There's another thread on BYC that I just bumped. Looks like it depends on whether the girls use it just to sleep / lay or hang out in it. Also if you put the nesting boxes on the outside.
    @Carol Abe Did you do this? Any pix?

    @blksabbath Your setup is really cute! How did you finish that pop door on the side?
     

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