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Show off your converted playhouse coops

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Airilith, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. Airilith

    Airilith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been reading all the old threads I can get my eyes to look at. And while I was going through this Coop Section I saw the converted plastic Playhouse coops (ex: play skool). And I was amazed!

    It's such a good idea! So I'd like to see them all and hear what the owners think about them (what they love and what they'd change).

    And now as it's getting cooler I'm wondering how they're standing up in all the different climates.

    Thanks bunches!
     
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  2. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    As soon as I can get them done!! It's been raining and damp. Washed away all the painting I had down [​IMG] Suppose to be the same way this week. I'm working on a small town of playhouses.
     
  3. TinyBirds

    TinyBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 used-storage-crates that look like play-houses. They were $100 each from craigslist. They're a good size and very sturdy, 5' wide, 8' long, 7' tall. I love them! I'm painting them easter-egg colors (pastels). Sorry no pictures yet, but maybe if it ever stops raining here I'll finish the painting!
     
  4. Nana2KJS

    Nana2KJS Chicks-n-Ahs

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    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=25641

    We bought a new savannah playhouse last spring. Two windows on the south side and house vents on the north side offer a lot more light and fairly good ventilation. A doggie door serves as a pop hole. Hasn't been below freezing here, yet, but the little house is insulated just in case. Don't know if I will hang a ceramic heater or not. We do plan to put a sloped roof over the run so I don't have to shovel snow off the top.

    Even if the chickens aren't impressed, I love the way it looks. I have added another poop board under the highest roost since I did my page; stays a LOT cleaner that way.

    Spent WAY more on the whole thing than we will ever recover with just 4 hens and a few eggs, but we are pleased with it and the neighbors haven't complained so far.
     
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  5. joy

    joy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great looking coop [​IMG]
     
  6. Airilith

    Airilith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nana that coop is gorgeous!

    I bet it's probably way out of my price range though. I meant more along the lines of the Little Tykes/Play Skool playhouses.
     
  7. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Money well spent if the chicks ever deceid
    to flee elsewhere,
    you [​IMG] will have more waiting in line to get in.
     
  8. chixie

    chixie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:awesome job... its so cute
     
  9. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm also thinking about a bantam town using different styles of the plastic playhouses. I saw one suggestion to insulate them that may be helpful in colder climates. Just drill small holes in the panels and fill with the expanding foam. Good Luck
     
  10. Caincando1

    Caincando1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Nothing fancy, just a temporary coop and run I put together using an old childrens play house that was on the property when we bought it. Next summer I'll build a bigger coop.

    [​IMG]
     

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