Want to build a chicken coop? Did a cost estimate? Realized you don’t have enough money for it right now? Well if you happen to have a playhouse no one is playing with anymore, you might have just found a solution… like the owner of this chicken coop!
She has been wanting to raise chickens for years. The problem is they don’t have the budget for all the materials needed. And even after some time of saving, she still got discouraged by how much she has to spend for lumber!
But when she saw their hand-me-down playhouse her children never played with, she had a brilliant idea of repurposing it into a chicken coop. With just a little bit of tweaking and extensions, they now have a home for their backyard chickens!
Poultry raising is a growing trend, and if you want to be a part of this trend you will need a homemade chicken coop. To produce fresh eggs, chickens require a safe environment in which to live. A homemade chicken coop can provide laying hens exactly that. They will also allow your feathered friends some extra sustenance in the form of insects living in the soil.
There are definitely several inexpensive ways to build a chicken coop. These ideas would work depending on your situation. If you have access to really cheap lumber, that maybe a better option for you. You can also try using other old recyclable materials. This old playhouse chicken coop, however, is no doubt the best idea for those who own a playhouse already!
Do you know someone who can use this cheap chicken coop idea?
You’ll need these materials:
- Old Playhouse
- 2×2, 2×4, 4×4, Timber
- Fender Washers and Screws
- Hardware Cloth
- Vent Covers
- Clear Silicone
- Plastic Roofing Sheets
And these tools:
- Staple Gun
- Cordless Drill
- Tin Snips
- Hole Saw
- Caulking Gun
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Thanks to Backyard Chickens for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here…