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my upcycled playhouse chicken coops!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jobeth3, May 3, 2012.

  1. jobeth3

    jobeth3 Out Of The Brooder

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    i found both of these playhouses on craigslist for free and got both solid bottom pallets for free. we spray-painted the outer, covered the floor with linoleum flooring, secured the houses to the pallets with "L" bracketts, caulked up any spaces that would leak or allow a draft, inserted 2 roosts, covered the windows with chicken wire and cut out part of the door for the ramp. total cost for each was around $30.00!


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  2. PorkChop

    PorkChop Out Of The Brooder

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    Awesome! Cheap and looks good too.
     
  3. ChickenLisa3

    ChickenLisa3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Those are so cool!! Nice job!
     
  4. chitown chicks

    chitown chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there op! I love your coops!
    How many chickens do you have between the two coops?

    Not to hi-jack your thread but we're considering using a play house we already have as a coop.
    I'd originally wanted to do DLM with no floor but am wondering about making the bottom of the coop play house safe from predators. I thought maybe some hardware cloth on the bottom and stretched out a foot or so around all sides but wonder if that's feasible.

    Any thoughts on this are most appreciated.
     
  5. Vicky2479

    Vicky2479 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love them, they look fantastic :D
     
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2012
  6. Stumpy

    Stumpy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fantastic!
     
  7. WatWasIThinking!!!

    WatWasIThinking!!! Out Of The Brooder

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    Very nice!! Cute too.
     
  8. CluckyJay

    CluckyJay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are adorable!
     
  9. 4 MimisPeeps

    4 MimisPeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    C - U - T - E!! I have one in my yard, great idea for a day/playhouse until their big coop/run is finished!! Now, where's my husband so I can show him this??
     
  10. Altonafamily

    Altonafamily Out Of The Brooder

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    Love this I'm having a playhouse delivered today! How many chicks can you keep in yours?
     

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