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plastice playhouse

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ingrid42, May 18, 2007.

  1. ingrid42

    ingrid42 In the Brooder

    May 18, 2007
    My two sons have outgrown a plastic playhouse. Any thoughts on converting it to a hen house? I can plexiglass the windows for weather and safety but has anyone ever tried this? It is big enough to stand up in. I don't have any building skills and I am having a difficult time justifying buying a chicken coop for over $1000.
    Last edited: May 18, 2007
  2. allen wranch

    allen wranch Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    San Marcos, TX
    It can work, but you have to reinforce for predator control and be careful of excessive heat in the summer. It will require a lot of ventilation.
  3. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    I have an oversized dog house--you can get kits for $100 or a used one around at tag sales and convert it....

  4. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    I'm looking for a playhouse right now to convert. Sounds like a grand idea to me.

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