Would this work as a coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Hoover67, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. Hoover67

    Hoover67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2008
    A neighbor has a double vanity with cabinet from their bathroom. I was thinking I could make this into a coop........ any thoughts on this? It sure would be nice to reuse it!

  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    For how many chickens?
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    It would work for 1- 2 chickens if you wire it with hardware cloth and add a secure run. Good recycling plan!
  4. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    I'd think you could make a small shelter for a tractor or similar out of it- maybe attach a run, and some wheels? Or if it's made out of 'real' wood you could take it apart and recycle the wood...
  5. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    a lot of these will fall apart if wet in a few rains.Lazy DH left a nightstand drawer in the back and it fell apart within a month.

    The wood got soft and the corners fell apart. It collapsed.
  6. Greyscale Rainbow

    Greyscale Rainbow Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 7, 2008
    Bristol, England
    If it's made of solid wood then you might be able to do it, especially if you break it up for parts. However, if it's made of chipboard or MDF then it will fall apart in the rain as dixygirl said.
  7. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    I thought about doing something like this too, I think it might be small, and could house 1-2 chickens at most, but it could work.

    (it also depends how big the cabnets are though.)

    Remember to give each chicken AT LEAST 4 square feet of space inside the "coop"

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