My Little Playhouse Interior Design- Please share

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ChinaChick, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. ChinaChick

    ChinaChick Hatching

    Jan 28, 2008
    Glen Carbon, IL
    For all those that have recently purchased the My Little Playhouse from Lowes, please share your interior layout ideas with pictures if possible. Please indicate the number of chickens you are housing. It helps to get some idea of what is available in terms of coop population.

    I am thrilled to be a part of such a generous community. I am constantly amazed by the cleverness and thoughtful exchanges that take place daily here at BYC.
    Many thanks,
  2. mattmatts-momma

    mattmatts-momma Songster

    Jan 13, 2008
    We will be done with ours soon, I'll post pictures when done.
  3. hensdeliverthegoods

    hensdeliverthegoods Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    Catawba County, NC
    This what we did with 2 of the 4x4x6 playhouses, we built them with the back walls removed and connected them as per instuructions. As you can see we turned one window wall upsidedown to use as the hen door. The rest of the windows will have screening and an inside closure for the cold days. The door panel is on the side for cleaning and egg collection.
    More pics to follow as we finish up with nesting boxes, roosts, feeder and the run.


    Last edited: Feb 4, 2008
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Looks great, more pictures! :p
  5. ZuniBee

    ZuniBee Songster

    May 8, 2007
    Zuni, Virginia
    what a fantastic idea! I have not even taken mine out of the boxy yet. Been too busy with the hatches..... Thank you so much for sharing your great idea. Looking forward to seeing what others have done!
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I wish I could find them around here. So far no Lowes anywhere near me has them. [​IMG]
  7. hensdeliverthegoods

    hensdeliverthegoods Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    Catawba County, NC
    Just wanted to add, it looks crooked because we had a piece of plywood under it, and it hasn't been bolted to the floor yet. I'm going to paint the trim a soft charcoal black, because that's the color of the shutters on my house. We'll be posting pics again as we go...still have the run to do!

    Oh, and because we had two houses, we had an extra door. We'll use that for the gate to the run, that will tie the coop and run together.
  8. I plan to put about three or four layers in ours. I would like to put access doors on all sides, that way I can rotate the chickens so they dont destroy the grass. Pics soon.
  9. CarlaRiggs

    CarlaRiggs Songster

    Julie and Cliff,

    What a terrific idea for using the two playhouses. [​IMG] The coop looks super, and it will give you plenty of room. Very, very nice!

    Thanks for the pics.... I'm looking forward to seeing how you use the space inside the coop.


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