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Picture of my Silkie Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ChickensXOXO, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. ChickensXOXO

    ChickensXOXO Songster

    Apr 13, 2011
    The Carolinas
    I have four silkies in a pen, and they're my pets. I wanted to buy a simple, inexpensive "coop" for them, so I looked into some wooden dog houses. I purchased one, and it arrived yesterday. We got it put together before dark, and the silkies were able to spend the night in it. [​IMG]

    I'm going to fix it up a little when I get the chance. Cover the "windows" with some plastic, and put a coat of paint on it to help it last. I'm thinking sage green?

    Here it is.

  2. Sweet!![​IMG]
  3. actressbarbie

    actressbarbie In the Brooder

    Aug 28, 2011
    It's so cute! They seem pretty happy. I like the door. lol
  4. blessedchick

    blessedchick Songster

    Nov 29, 2011
    I was looking at that same house for a grow house for guinea keets! It is darling...and sage green would be really pretty!
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    That Coop is adorable!! [​IMG]
  6. dwegg

    dwegg Songster

    That is awesome...love it and love them...where did you get it and how much may I ask?
  7. ChickensXOXO

    ChickensXOXO Songster

    Apr 13, 2011
    The Carolinas
    Thanks everyone. I really like it. So cute. But it's not the "toughest" wood (fir wood) - should work for little silkies though. I think a coat of paint will help it last too.

    I purchased it from Wayfair; they have free shipping. There's a small, medium, and large. I bought the large for $137.99.

    Here's the link: http://www.wayfair.com/Pet-Squeak-Doggy-Den-Dog-House-PETS-2001-EAK1004.html

    They have other nice dog houses on that website too.

  8. rhinomd

    rhinomd In the Brooder

    Jun 11, 2011
    thats a great idea for starting new chicks and one for smaller ones. i think it will look great when painted.
  9. ChickensXOXO

    ChickensXOXO Songster

    Apr 13, 2011
    The Carolinas
    I need a little sign to go above the door... saying "Silkies" or "Silkie Coop." [​IMG]
  10. dwegg

    dwegg Songster

    thanks I love it...i went and bought the 'Barn Dog House'...I have been looking for somewhere to put my silkie roo as his ladies are not old enough yet and he won't leave them alone...I love the little houses and they are perfect for silkies to step into and sleep on the floor...with a few modifications it will be perfect...thanks for sharing...I will post when mine arrives...

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