Possible coop? (Pics)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by joanm, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. joanm

    joanm Songster

    May 13, 2007
    This is an old dog house sitting at my neighbors house. He told me I could have it. What do you think, can I turn this into a new coop? Any suggestions? It is 4ft to the peak and about 3 1/2' wide.




  2. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I think it would be nice. I think it would be good with a second floor. I wonder if you can take the front off and put it back with hinges so you could open it up [​IMG]
  3. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    Yes, that'll work nicely! Put a roost in the back, maybe a nest box added to the side, a nice door with a hole covered with screen or hardware cloth that you could put a piece of plexiglass on for winter so you could lock em up tight. Then they just need the big screen tv with surround sound.....
  4. Omeletta

    Omeletta Songster

    Jun 12, 2007
    Alberta, Canada
    You go girl!

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  5. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Good God, what kind of dog lived in there??!! Really, you might consider putting it up on some legs so you don't break your back cleaning it and collecting eggs!!
  6. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    thats perfect just put a roost an some nesting boxes

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  7. jessied1227

    jessied1227 Songster

    Mar 31, 2007
    East Brady, PA

    Really does look like it would make a great coop. [​IMG]

  8. joanm

    joanm Songster

    May 13, 2007
    [​IMG] Thanks guys!

    Good God, what kind of dog lived in there??!!

    A huge lab! [​IMG]
  9. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    what a great score!! Wow, my little banties woud be in chickentopia! Nice...We will want to see the finished product, of course! [​IMG]
  10. Corey NC

    Corey NC Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    thats kind of like what I did, I use it for adolecents and broodies with their babies. Mine isn't very secure so thy always come in at night but I am sure you could make it so it is permanant.


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