Turning leftover materials into this very fun DIY upcycled chicken coop.
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DIY Upcycled Chicken Coop
Today, we are welcoming Mischa Stewart with this fabulous DIY chicken coop made from leftover materials.
I was raised in Arco, Idaho population 1200, on 40 acres. Now, I reside in the city of Boise, Idaho, and at times I feel I am going a bit crazy with the hustle and bustle around me. So, I did what all country girls do when they can’t squash the country heart out of them; I got creative.
Currently, I have 2 hens, Francis (Fran) 8 years old, and Susan (Sue) 5 years old. I had an old dog kennel in the backyard and decided to turn it into a deluxe coop for the ladies. In my husband’s words “So… you want to build this huge home for 2 hens?” Yes, Yes Dear …. I do.
Materials Used For Chicken Coop
Everything I used to build it was “hanging” around the house, and if it was not, I searched Market Place on FaceBook for the treasures I needed to complete this project. The windows I purchased for $5 each. We had no clue what we were doing, but I know this; If I can dream the idea my husband can make my dreams into a reality. (That sounds familiar: Reclaimed Wood Mirror)
The project took us a weekend to build, with all my expertise (with my psychology degree) and my husbands’ ability to take direction (with his career in Auto body) (insert laugh here).
The Chickens & Other Animals
Along with the 2 hens, we have Lola and Clover the snot-nosed pugs, and a squirrel named Stewie. Stewie fell out of a tree last year and his momma did not want him back, so I raised him in the coop and now he runs wild and free. Stew returns to the coop for his treats daily. Our little pug Lola helped every step of the way, let us know when it was break time or lunchtime.
The Chickens are free to roam about. They visit their home during the day to lay an egg and at night to sleep. The coop stays cool as there is a nice shade tree that grows nearby, and I place a heater in it in the winter months.
A bit about myself, as I stated I am a small-town gal, that finds her way to the big ol city. To survive, I have brought a tiny bit of country to myself. I am a Service Coordinator for little children from 0-3 years old. I have 3 adult children and 3 grandchildren. My husband is a “car” guy and a “make my dreams come true guy”. He usually gives me a “look” when I start coming up with these dreams, but with a little bit of persuasion he usually grits his teeth, smiles, and says “okay, what do we need?”
The last project he helped me with is my 1950 Pink Kitchen. I took my kitchen out of my house, purchased 1950’s metal kitchen cabinets from a home that was going to be torn down. We found an original pink stove off Craigslist for $100, a Pink refrigerator, and a pink sink from an auction for $30.
Our next project is our old VW Bus in the backyard that doesn’t have a title. We are turning “Charlie” into a kid’s playhouse….. I’ll keep you posted.
More DIY Projects
First, a big thanks to Mischa (and hubby) for sharing their project with us! Definitely another Salvage Sister & Mister we would say!!!
And our chickens at Camp Salvage cry fowl! They want a new house after seeing this beauty!
Now, before you head on out, here are a few more salvaged projects we think you will enjoy:
- 25 Of The Best And Easiest To Make Upcycled Garden Markers
- 21 Upcycled Shutter Projects
- Terracotta Fairy Garden House
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