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How to Convert Your Old Swing-Set Into an Awesome Chicken Coop

Buying or building a brand new chicken coop is not an easy task. Depending on the number of chickens and how invested you are, costs for a new coop can skyrocket quickly. If you have a family, sometimes life can also get in the way of allowing you the time and money to invest in something you really need. This handy dad decided solved two problems in one when he decided to take his kid’s old swing set and convert it into a cool and economical chicken coop.

With some help from his friendly neighbor and the purchase of a few additional materials, he was able to make something pretty cool out of what would have likely been a few pieces of scrap metal on the way to a dump.

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First, the swing-set was stripped down to its simple A-frame design.

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The bottom was framed out for extra support and to create a complete triangle shape for the coop.

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Siding was added to the back and sides of one-half of the A-frame.

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Next, safety netting and wiring was added to the other sides to keep the chickens inside.

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A door frame was added on one end for easy access.

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A roof ridge was added to the top to help prevent leaking and to direct rainwater off the building.

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Food, water and greenery was added on the inside for the chickens.

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The completed chicken coop.

Want to try and build one of these economical chicken coops for yourself? You can find more pictures and the full story and tutorial on at Jo Jo Chook’s blog.

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How to Convert Your Old Swing-Set Into an Awesome Chicken Coop