Look at the new guest quarters to the chicken coop!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mrbstephens, May 28, 2010.

  1. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    I needed something to put my new arrivals in once I move them out of the garage. I don't want them fighting with my 1 year old hens so thought I'd build a small hen house with the run going under the existing hen house. I had this cage my husband built for some injured box turtles I kept years ago while rehabilitating them. It was built out of mahogany. The frame of it was still in great condition so I transformed it into a house for the new guests. Check out the pics:

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    The chicken door slides out on the side here:
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    The inside view of the chicken door:
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    Now with shavings and a roost:
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    I'll be moving the guests in tomorrow. [​IMG]
     
  2. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Excellent use of space and materials! Gold star!
     
  3. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    That's a super idea. You're always going to need something for introductions...good planning!!
     
  4. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

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    What a great idea!!!
     
  5. vstoltzfus

    vstoltzfus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice! My husband just built what I had dubbed a "chick shack" for my 7 week olds, but I like "guest house" better.
     
  6. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

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    Very cool.. I love how it looks like it was made to fit perfectly in that spot..And the side slide Pop door.. Ingenious...
     
  7. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Oh, you're too kind! It's actually just sheer luck that it happened to fit there so perfectly.

    I moved the chicks in today and they are THRILLED! [​IMG]
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Awesome!!
     
  9. stuckinthecity

    stuckinthecity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a perfect broody coop too!
     
  10. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Hey, I never thought of that!!!
    I was also thinking I could use it as a hospital ward.
     

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