This month’s Cool Coop would be a great way to repurpose the kid’s clubhouse when they’ve outgrown its use. It’s also another great example of creating an awesome coop utilizing reclaimed and found items. – Continuing reading as Steve Bates shares photos and the basic set-up of his unique coop…
I made this double deck chicken coop from a child’s play set, then added a covered area from a dog kennel .
This was truly a community chicken project: The dog fencing was donated by my new neighbors. The structure was donated by a neighbor whose children had outgrown its use as an old play fort.
I salvaged some 2 x 6 lumber I found on the side of the road for the bottom of the coop and yet another neighbor gave me some old picket fencing to do the upper.
I bought the swing inside the fencing for $5.00 at a garage sale and the upper window someone had thrown out by the side of the road. Other decorations were items I had around my home. I only had to buy the shingles and a tarp for the dog kennel.
Henry and the girls are very content and safe; for the doors are very heavy. Due to an earlier episode with a varmint, we lost a couple of Japanese bantams. My flock is Silver Laced Wyandottes – do to the fact that winters in “Hell, Michigan” are very cold and snowy.
Thanks Steve for sharing your charming coop. It’s great to see folks that can make a functional (and attractive) coop out of just about anything!
Click on the link below for previous entries in the “Cool Coops!” series…
Do you have a “Cool Coop” you’d like to share? Email me at: RNickols@communitychickens.com
To view what else is happening at our Southwest Missouri property visit: the garden-roof coop