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Wooden Swing set coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MPLSHens, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. MPLSHens

    MPLSHens Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a old wooden swing set fort/slide thing that I want to turn into a coop. Does anyone have any pictures or advice on how to go about converting it? Has anyone done something similar?

    EDIT: It looks something like this:
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    Except without all the kids on it
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2009
  2. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    That will works just fine, I don't have one like it, but you can close the sides with some plywood, ofcourse make sure to keep an opening for a little window and another one for a door and you can build a small nesting box and a roost, this size will be enough for may be 3 hens.
    Good Luck,
    Omran
     
  3. CityChook

    CityChook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Coop
    Do a search (in the blue bar above) for "playhouse coop." There have been quite a few done already with lots of photos.
     
  4. sashurlow

    sashurlow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    man, the possibilities are endless. I would make the top and bottom separate coops, just because you can. You could also extend the top beam higher and give them roosts up high as well (giving it all the same roof line). Have fun with your coop. It looks like the perfect start.
     
  5. eastvanchicken

    eastvanchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    We retrofitted a playhouse and it has worked great. The run will probably have to be expanded and we have found a small porch very useful. There are some pics on our page.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=25271

    Though it is not shown in the photos, we built an open-ended box over the entrance hole in the bottom. On top of this is the nesting box, which makes up for the lost floorspace. In lieu of a door we ahve predator proofed the whole run. According to our neighbour this has been tested by our wiley urban racoons but all is fine.

    We now have only two hens (two were donated to our neighbour) but will gradually add a couple in the coming years.

    Good Luck!
     

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