DIY Repurposed Swing Set Chicken Coop

DIY Repurposed Swing Set Chicken Coop - The Owner-Builder Network
DIY Repurposed Swing Set Chicken Coop

Need a chicken coop? The A-frame of an old swing set could be used to build one!

Raising a small flock of chickens in your backyard allows many benefits. Obviously, the birds are a source of fresh, healthy eggs. But they also supply you with great fertilizer for gardening and form part of the drive to create local, sustainable food systems.

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If you are still on the fence about raising chickens in your backyard, then we’d like to help you with the decision. Our advice? Just go for it.

But first, you need to build a chicken coop that will serve as their home. This is where they will lay their eggs. It will keep them protected from the weather. And it will keep them safe from predators. A chicken coop will also protect your yard, especially your garden from your chickens, as they’ll happily feast on your produce.

This chicken coop made from a recycled swing set is a great way to start!

You’ll need these materials:

  • Iron Sheeting
  • Chicken Wire
  • 6m length Steel
  • A-frame of a Swing Set
  • Bolts, Washers and Nuts
  • Netting Rings
  • Door Frame
  • Hinges

And these tools:

  • Drill
  • Saw
  • Cutter
  • Tape Measure

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Thanks to Jojochooks for this great project. You can get step by step instructions here

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