Creative Hen House, Costco Cedar Dog House

This is the new summer hen house I set up this week for the girls. I’m hoping it will give them an alternative place to set on eggs when the temperatures soar.

It would be great if the hens would be broody when it’s not 115 degrees, but that probably won’t happen. So this might be a cooler area, there’s a large shade tree and I have two more trees ready to plant.

I bought this red cedar dog house at Costco for only $89.00. It’s made really well, has a sturdy floor, two nest boxes fit perfectly in the rear, and there’s ample space for food and water.Β  It took about 20 minutes to put together, what a bargain!

The Hen’s Summer Home, a Dog House from Costco

Summer Hen House 1-19-14

This is Tulip, she’s a 4 month old Silkie… with her new blue I.D. Braclet. πŸ™‚

Silkie Hen

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6 Responses to Creative Hen House, Costco Cedar Dog House

  1. bulldog says:

    The converted dog house becomes a hen house… brilliant idea…

  2. tntdreaming says:

    Is this for nighttime roosting too? Did you make a door for safety?

  3. This is such a great idea. My girls have done surprisingly well hunkered down in a traditional coop in the Eastern PA winter with snow and 10 degrees below at times. But before we know it summer humidity will be here. The price is awesome too.

    • tbnranch says:

      Wow, I can’t even imagine how hard it must be to go out in the cold and do chicken chores. I’m cold here in the morning and it’s in the mid 40’s! lol

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