Those Plastic Playhouses From Our Childhoods Can Be Converted Into Chicken Coops

Who here has always wanted to have a chicken coop? I would love to get one at some point. From my understanding, it could take some work to build one.

But wait, I have recently stumbled upon a great idea. It's going to not only save you time and money, but it will be super cute in your backyard, too.

Of course, you can build a traditional chicken coop using wood and chicken wire.

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If you're a handy person, that might not be too much trouble for you. But for someone who's not the carpenter type, you might have to settle for buying one that's already been build.

I'm not going to lie, this could be a costly endeavor.

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However, there is something else you can do that is a much cheaper alternative. Did you know that people are converting old kids' playhouses into the most adorable chicken coops?

Oh, yes, you read that right.

If you can get your hands on an old playhouse, you're rocking. Perhaps a neighbor might have one, or you can find one second-hand. Either way, it would be much cheaper than building a chicken coop from scratch.

So, let's take a look at a few examples here. Shall we?

Do you see what I mean? This is such a simple idea. All you have to do is elevate the existing playhouse, add some chicken wire to the windows, and voilĂ ! Doesn't this look so cool?

However, if you're looking for something a little bit more elaborate, you can do this too.

This little playhouse got an upgrade, and the chickens get a playground too. Aww, this is super cute. I absolutely love this idea. I'm saving this for later, hee-hee.

And how do you like this version here, huh?

Wow, what a gorgeous chicken coop this will make? Am I right? I bet the chickens will adore their new home once they get to stay in this place. Who wouldn't love this?

Take a look at this step-by-step process of turning a playhouse into a chicken coop.

I really like the color choice here. I wish I could see how it turned out in the end. It is such a cool idea.

Oh my goodness, look at that.

This mother-daughter team upcycled their old playhouse into the prettiest little chicken coop I've ever seen. I bet this project was a lot of fun. I have to admit I'm pretty impressed by this one.

So let me ask you: Would you turn an old playhouse into a chicken coop?

Don't you think this is such a fabulous idea or what? I hope one day I get to do this. But first I need to buy a piece of land, ha, ha!