Let’s face it, a lot of us are hoarding a ton of old and outdated furniture around our homes. Maybe it’s that old dresser that you replaced three years ago, or maybe it’s that old playhouse you bought for your daughter which she has now outgrown. While you could just throw these in the trash, there is something much cool somebody has just done with their old furniture, that you can do to.
See, instead of throwing away their dusty and old armoire, an adventurous chicken keeper transformed this dated piece of furniture to a gorgeous and practical chicken coop, which was designed to be “barn-inspired”.
As you can see, all it took was a little sanding, repurposing and some vibrant red and white paint to turn this run down and outdated piece of furniture to one of the best chicken coops we have ever seen. The creator also installed a ramp so the chickens can come and go as they please. These coops are a great home for chickens and also offer them some shelter if the weather gets a little dicey.
But, not only armoires can be used to create these cool coops, a variety of different old or unused household items can be transformed. Take, for example, an old children’s toy house. These things were great when your kids were toddlers, but after sending Sally off to college, there has to be a better use for her old toy house than collecting dust. Why not turn that into a chicken coop?
And what about that old crib of Sally’s that has been sitting around for the better part of two decades? All it takes is a bit of chicken wire and a ramp and BAM, you have a fully functional home for your feathered friends.
So, as you can see, a variety of different things you may just have laying around can be beautifully transformed into chicken coops.
But, you may be asking yourself, “yeah, it’s a cool idea”, but I’m not a chicken keeper. Well, if you have a large enough yard and are in decent weather conditions, why not start? Caring for and keeping chickens can not only be fun, but can also lead to other benefits as well.
First of all, they are great at deterring pests and producing manure which can be a fantastic fertilizer. But in addition to that, keeping chickens can be a valuable educational tool for your family about farming and how animals play an extremely important role in our economy and environment. Oh, and they will also produce you with the freshest and most delicious eggs you have ever had.
And it isn’t even that hard to start or maintain as all you really need is a place for them to stay and live (any of the coops we mentioned, or any other you can create, will do) and some food for them to eat. Once you have those in place (and any other safety measures you consider) you will be well on your way!