My mini-coop... a converted rabbit hutch

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by tls_ranch, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. tls_ranch

    tls_ranch Stares at Chickens

    I just finished adding a lower level to my mini-coop made from a converted rabbit hutch. I added it for my two EE chicks, so that they can get out of the garage. They also can socialize with my older and much bigger barnevelder "chicks" that are 3 months old.

    I've really have no experience with a skill saw or drill so I was amazed I got it done by myself with out help from my DH [​IMG] I even made a side door and a 12"x14" nest box to go inside. The lower level will make a great broody pen in the future. The upper section also has a nest box that has external access. I was thinking that the upper level could be used temporary breeding pen for a pair or trio. Both levels can be used for juveniles.

    Now that I proved to myself that I can build something... on to my next project...The BIG Coop! [​IMG]


    Here is a picture of two of my Barnevelder pullets checking out the newbies Violet and Daisy my 4 week old EE chicks.

  2. BluegrassSeramas

    BluegrassSeramas Serama Savvy

    Aug 25, 2008
    Central Kentucky
    Love it!! I have hutches like that I use too! I just stacked mine!!

    Great job!
  3. tls_ranch

    tls_ranch Stares at Chickens

    I got the hutch off Craigslist for $20. My DH tar papered the roof and finished with aspalt shingles. He did the external nest box, added side panels and some extra bracing. There was all that wasted space under the legs. So, I made use of it! In the future I want to add two small covered runs off of it. One run for each level.

    Now I want to build a 4'x4' coop that is 6' to 8' high and two levels!
  4. Luvducks

    Luvducks Songster

    Apr 8, 2009
    Very Nice. Love It!
  5. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    Great job
  6. SimplyForties

    SimplyForties Songster

    May 4, 2009
    Carroll County, Va
    Congratulations - great job!

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