When my wife and I purchased our new home, not only were we strapped for extra cash but we were also pressed for time. I wanted to build a new chicken coop so that the ladies had a safe place to stay. I originally planned on building a chicken tractor from pallets but my wife suggested that we try to do something with the run down dog house that was left by the last owner. While I was looking for plans on Amazon, I found a neat little book [easyazon_link identifier=”B00DG9RP46″ locale=”US” tag=”hpgen-20″]Cheating on a Chicken Coop: 8 Cheap Ideas to House Your Backyard Hens and Save Money[/easyazon_link]. After reading through a few chapters, I was convinced that transforming the old doghouse in to a coop would be the be an excellent alternative to building a new coop.
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