I've been looking for something to use as a chicken house other than what I'm using now for Mo and his 2 ladies. I have this cabinet that's been in my garage since I bought the house. It's tall enough for standard size chickens and about 6-8 ft long. It is not used b/c of the mouse problem and never will be used out there. While I was cleaning their temporary sick pen in the garage I got a brain storm about this cabinet. The hubby thinks it's a bad idea b/c when it gets wet it'll be ruined. I'm guessing he's never really looked at it b/c it's not that cheap press wood. Here's what I'm thinking...... Put a back on it with one open spot at the top for ventilation. Line the bottom with lineloum. Take apart the drawers. Install hardware cloth over the holes and put hinges on front part of the drawers to turn them into little doors that can be opened for ventilation. Possibly taking out both shelves or just one and adding a perch for them. Put latches on all doors for safety at night. Painting it with a really good outdoor paint. Maybe using one of the 2 laminate counter tops that's already on it for the roof but turning it around where the raised end is on front and tilting it backwards for drainage...I'm not sure how well it would hold up outside??? When it's done it'll be set on blocks. They would have room in it for a heat source unlike what they have now. Think it will work??