Playhouse conversion

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MHF, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. MHF

    MHF Out Of The Brooder

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    A friend was going to take an old wooden playhouse to the dump, so I had him dump it at my place. Using scrap and new wood, I lined the inside, put a nesting box on the outside, added a roosting area and put on a door. The run is a dog kennel that I already had andI bought a solar fence charger. I will put on a second coat of primer and then give it a final coat of cannery yelllow.
    Picked the pullets up on Saturday from Shook Poultry, 6 Gold Comets.

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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Good job! Your girls look very happy!
     
  3. MHF

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    Thanks

    Have only had them a couple of days and they don't have a problem with me picking them up and holding them.

    The first night we had them, after I closed up the coop, I turned the GSD out and he went over to investegate and got bit by the electric fence and now won't go with in 20 feet of the place.
     
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  4. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a perfect set up to me!! Good job!! Your girls are beautiful. [​IMG]
     
  5. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Hooray! Great find, and you did an awesome job making it chicken friendly. [​IMG]
     
  6. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

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    What a cute coop! Everyone looks so happy, congratulations!![​IMG]
     
  7. tn chick

    tn chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for sharing we have the kids playhouse i was going to make into a coop very special dad built it 20yrs ago and still in top condition we pulled apart and brought from az-tn and now will be a coop we didnt know how to do nesting boxes thx so much for sharing this great idea [​IMG]
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  8. calgal98

    calgal98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    love you coop and run. Only concern for me would be no lip on the nests to prevent eggs rolling out * at least thats what I'm seeing*. Great job!
     
  9. Heather J

    Heather J Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh man, my chickens would be so jealous of your chickens if they saw this!
     
  10. MHF

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    Quote:Thanks.
     

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