Playhouse for silkies ? What ya think ? Input ?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Chicken Woman, May 8, 2009.

  1. Chicken Woman

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    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=8465010

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    thinking about buying this and then insulating it with the sheets of 1 inch thick foam insulation. Then doing the interior walls with 1/2 inch plywood.

    It will be for a few silkies and bantams. Probably 7 total. I will attach a run that will be 4 ft by 8 ft.

    Would love your input ?
     
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  2. whitecra

    whitecra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
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    I think it is too much. You might be able to find something cheaper,
    Chris
     
  3. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    I looked at that at our Walmart. They are charging all that because it's got things in it you don't really need. Table, chairs, etc..... Check Lowe's they may have one cheaper.
     
  4. Chicken Woman

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    I have looked at lowes and they don't have anything near this size for the price range. They also don't have them in stock so would charge shipping.
    The only thing they have are dog houses that are smaller and of course not tall enough to enter to clean.

    It's is frustrating to find something for a decent price and that is in stock ?
     
  5. geeber

    geeber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a cute little playhouse. Myself, I'm no builder. This is a very cute & much less expensive alternative to pre-built coops.
    For myself, I would put this up on cinder blocks or something, fence it & let the chickens roam under. Then your door to the coop would be at better height for an adult.
    & then you could really cute it up w/ some paint & flowers.
     
  6. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

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    If you don't have the building skill, I'd go for it. The benches and such would be great if you have kids or what not to spend time near chickens. I personally think it'd be nice if I had the money. If your local Walmart dont got it, you can have it shipped for free site to store [​IMG]
     
  7. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'd go for it too. It's just right in size for a few silkies.
     
  8. cobrien

    cobrien Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a good idea - is anyone concerned about the cedar wood?

    Colleen
     
  9. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
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    I'd ask on freecycle or craigslist for a used playhouse first, and spend the differance in making a snug pen and adapting the playhouse for occupants.
     
  10. Blueroo63

    Blueroo63 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think it's a little costly but cute I can just see the beauthful silkie going in out of they're little castle/loghome cute
     

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