Recycled Dog house now Chicken Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by AAWinAZ, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. AAWinAZ

    AAWinAZ Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 11, 2009
    Vail, AZ
    My wife and I found this old dog house not being used in a neighbors yard, so we stopped and asked him if he wanted to sell it. He ended up giving it to us for free as the house was given to him and he doesn't have a dog. Below are the results so far. I am finishinging up some details on the house today and will build the run to go with it.

    The first thing I did was put it on wheels so it is movable by one person.


    I then turned a wall into a door for egg collection and coop cleaning



    Hung and reinforced the roosts


    Saturday I framed out the dog door, made it a chicken door and put a door out it no pictures of the smaller door yet.


    My wife has the first coat of paint on it, and I have the first panel for the run made she will paint that too. Hopefully we will be done with it by tomorrow night and can get our chickens in the next day or two.
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2009
  2. emilyweck

    emilyweck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Eugene, Oregon
    What a great coop! I love that you put wheels on it. Lucky chicks.
  3. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Wow way to recycle..
  4. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    That's wounderful, I love it [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

    Mar 12, 2008
    Loxahatchee, Florida
    Roll it over to my place when you're done! Thanks! [​IMG]
  6. CATRAY44

    CATRAY44 Lard Cookin Chicken Woman

  7. CityChook

    CityChook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2008
    Minneapolis, MN
    My Coop
    Man, judging from the size of your trailer, that must have been one big dog...

    My husband sure would have been happy to find something as awesome as this *and for free*... Way to go!

    Love the casters! And the wood looks old, hard and heavy. Sooooo lucky!

    Have fun -
  8. AAWinAZ

    AAWinAZ Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 11, 2009
    Vail, AZ
    Thanks for all the replies. The chicken house and trim is painted. The frames for the run is in the process of being painted by my wife, so I can add the wire to the frames and assemble them together. Hopefully we will be done with it. I will post pictures of when it's finished. (hopefully tomorrow.)
  9. kell

    kell Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2009
    Monroe, CT
    I made a coop out of a dog house and it worked out perfectly!
  10. sangel4you

    sangel4you Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2009
    Halifax, Pennsylvania
    that is AWESOME! Wish building my coop would be resolved so easily! And so cheap! Nice work...can't wait to see the finished product!

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