Chicken Coop De Ville

Pullet AraucanaOur girls are getting bigger and a bit awkward looking.  They went from this to this:

They are learning to fly and even fly out of their brooder at night. So now is the time for me to get the coop ready. We’ve decided to use my son’s playstructure. By adding a hen house to the bottom of it and building a small chicken run, I think it will be a great way to get multiple uses out of the structure.

made my own coop plans using a playstructure

So here’s my plan. I measured the playstructure and drew the structure on the computer using Illustator. Then I planned out all of the cuts I’ll need for each sheet of plywood. This will be a bit challenging but I think it’s be fun to see it come together. Hubby is not so sure but I keep reassuring him that “I’ll make it work”. It can’t be THAT hard right? The frame is already there!

So that’s the project I’ll work on probably for the next month. Wish me luck!



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May 11, 2011 at 7:21 am

What a great project and learning experience for the kids….Years ago we had chickens (ducks, peacocks and a bad ass turkey too) and it was wonderful…. fresh eggs, fresh chicken poop and the wonderful personalities of each and every one of them. Have fun!!

May 19, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Oh my gosh, that is SUCH a smart idea to make the chicken coop out of your kid’s play house… you are so smart! 🙂

Jessica Rameyreply
May 22, 2011 at 8:01 pm
– In reply to: DancingMooney

So great to meet you this weekend! I’m looking forward to more crafting fun with you. Also drop me a line whenever you want to socialize 🙂

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