Need help with new coop idea

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by DonkeysandDucks, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. DonkeysandDucks

    DonkeysandDucks Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, everyone! This forum is great! I'm new to chickens and am having a ball. I've had a genius idea [​IMG] that I can make another coop and run out of an old swingset frame. I've built a small "Coopette" and a chicken tractor (known as the Coop de Ville). I will post pictures of these on my blog: www.redsrealworld.blogspot.com soon. But I've learned that once you get chickens, everything you see becomes a strange idea for a coop. So, I Freecycled the frame, got it and now I have questions.
    Anyone out there ever used a swing frame? I'm open to any and all ideas!

    Thanks,
    Cindy a.k.a. The Queen of Cluck!
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yep, CoreyNC just did and it turned out great!
     
  3. Wolfpacker

    Wolfpacker Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Looks like we're all on the same track!
     
  7. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:That really made me laugh! You got that right!

    I used our old patio table with hardware cloth around it as a daytime "chickie gazebo" when they were only 10 days old and the weather was nice. Just this last week, I put a large rubber feed pan from our sheep days underneath the same old patio table, as a covered dust bath. That table is really getting around this year! [​IMG]

    Good luck with the swingset!
     
  8. DonkeysandDucks

    DonkeysandDucks Out Of The Brooder

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    Boy, HollyClyff really did an awesome job on that coop! I have a very clear idea that mine is not going to be that fancy! Like someone said, the chickens won't know.

    My problem is that this frame is metal. Anyone worked around a metal frame?

    Thanks,
    Cindy
     

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