From Playhouse To Chicken Coop

Filed under: Recycling — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:10 am on Tuesday, April 30, 2013

If you’re going to make your own chicken coop, but you don’t want to build it from scratch, here’s an idea: use a recycled playhouse for the coop.

Used playhouses are everywhere–it’s easy to find one on Craigslist for free, or maybe you have one in your backyard that the kids are done with. With the addition of reinforcements inside to keep raccoons and other critters out, and a run for the chickens to scratch around in, it looks like it makes a pretty cute little coop. Here are some examples:

Kids Playhouse into a Chicken Coop.

Another example off the Backyard Chickens forum.

A fancy castle chicken coop!

And one more, for the road.

6 Comments »

Comment by Justin

April 30, 2013 @ 9:55 am

Ok, the little girl holding the chicken in front of the fancy castle chicken coop is adorable!

Comment by Savvy Housekeeper

May 1, 2013 @ 8:50 am

I know. She loves her chickens.

Comment by Candace

June 10, 2013 @ 6:43 pm

Hi there and THANK YOU for featuring our chicken coop! My husband worked so hard on it!! :) I just in the past week moved my blog from blogger to wordpress, which makes your link messed up. Here is the new one:
http://www.mercyisnew.com/2013/04/25/our-swing-set-turned-chicken-coop/

Thanks again!

Comment by Savvy Housekeeper

June 13, 2013 @ 8:02 am

My pleasure, Candace. The coop looks great.

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