This month’s “Cool Coop” is probably the craziest, most original coop yet! It’s the ultimate example of repurposing or upcycling, and it’s a fully functioning coop as well! Continue to read as John L’Heureux from Litchfield, New Hampshire describes how this unusual coop came to be:
My sister’s step son used to work for a Porta Potty rental company. When a potty was no longer viable, they would crush it. Rather than see them wasted, he would give them away. Most people used them as storage sheds. My sister Cheryl had several, and used one as a coop. When she asked if I could use one, I jumped at the opportunity. I had been wanting to get a few chickens, but I wasn’t willing to spend hundreds of dollars to buy (or build ) a coop.
When I got the coop, it was an empty shell. I installed a roost and poop board on one side, and attached an 8 foot by 8 foot run to the other side. The back wall has two nesting boxes that are accessible from the outside.
The run has a corrugated roof and is enclosed with heavy duty wire.
I have 5 chickens. One Rhode Island Red, two New Hampshire Reds, and two Black Sex Links. I spoil them rotten, and they keep me amused.
I do not have a rooster because my neighbors are close, but my cat has taken on the job of watching over them. It is fun to watch them interact.
Having chickens is such a pleasure.
Thanks John for sharing your creative coop! I’m sure our readers will appreciate your ability to see a potential coop in the most unlikely structures!
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