The playhouse coop is pretty much done!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by TinyLittleFarm, May 19, 2011.

  1. TinyLittleFarm

    TinyLittleFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Total cost is about $7. [​IMG]

    We got the playhouse for free from some friends. The wood base was built out of scrap from another friend's lumber pile. The hardware cloth was left over from the big coop. I only paid for screws and washers to attach the hardware cloth. I still need to put a lock on the door, though.

    Currently living in the playhouse are 8 chicks between 6 and 10 weeks old. Eventually they'll be moved into the big coop and I'm hoping to use the playhouse as a brooding coop, especially if we decide to keep our 3 Silkies, who do nothing but sit on eggs and drive me crazy. [​IMG]

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    Checkin out the new digs.
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  2. GiddyMoon

    GiddyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. P-Funk

    P-Funk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw one of those @ Cosco and thought the exact same thing! It was $700 bucks though and I have more time and lumber than that. Good score;)
     
  4. dawj

    dawj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looking at the clock it's 5:00 somewhere...............I see they nest in the fireplace..hmmmm are you trying to get them used to something? Baked chicken?
     
  5. SoORchick73

    SoORchick73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL!
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  6. magistradomina

    magistradomina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awsome coop!
     
  7. the1honeycomb

    the1honeycomb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    perfect for the babies!!!!
     
  8. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. TinyLittleFarm

    TinyLittleFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's a little door that swings open behind the fireplace, so it's a good place for a nesting box. Also a fantastic reminder to keep them on their best behavior!
     
  10. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    This is the only one of these things that I haven't turned into a coop!! I can't find one under $200.
     

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