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 Songster

    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:



    The chicken door slides out on the side here:

    The inside view of the chicken door:

    Now with shavings and a roost:

    I'll be moving the guests in tomorrow. [​IMG]
  2. krcote

    krcote Songster

    May 21, 2008
    Concord, NH
    Excellent use of space and materials! Gold star!
  3. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

    Feb 15, 2010
    So. Cal.
    That's a super idea. You're always going to need something for introductions...good planning!!
  4. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    What a great idea!!!
  5. vstoltzfus

    vstoltzfus Songster

    Aug 10, 2009
    Lancaster County, PA
    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

    Mar 3, 2009
    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 Songster

    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 11 Years

  9. stuckinthecity

    stuckinthecity Crowing 9 Years

    Apr 25, 2009
    Looks like a perfect broody coop too!
  10. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Songster

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

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