How To Make Your Own Trampoline Chicken Coop
If you like taking care of chickens for business or your personal needs but don’t have an appropriate space for a chicken coop, I’m sure you’d be delighted to know that you can make a chicken coop from a couple of simple stuff with ease.
One nifty way to make a fine chicken coop is by recycling a trampoline. If you thought trampolines are merely for fun and jumping around, you’d be surprised as to how you can make it have a double purpose once you turn it into a chicken coop.
Don’t have a trampoline that’s still intact? That’s okay too. As you read this article, you will find out how to utilize every bit of your broken or used the trampoline to make a new chicken coop.
Read our simple do-it-yourself guide below, and by the end of this article, you will have enough knowledge to make your very own trampoline chicken coop.
How To Make Your Own Trampoline Chicken Coop
What You’ll Need
1. A Trampoline
The first thing you will need is a used trampoline with the legs still intact, preferably one that’s around 3 to 4 meters in diameter.
Also, take note that you don’t actually need a trampoline with its fabric still intact. However, having a trampoline that’s still completely intact can help you go a long way.
For this project, you will need enough chicken wire to wrap around your whole trampoline.
3. Covering Material (Optional)
Your chickens would, of course, require some shade. If your trampoline doesn’t come with its fabric still intact, you will need something to use as a covering.
4. Cable Ties
About 50 pieces of cable ties to secure everything into place. I suggest you go with thick ones that are at least 4 millimeters wide.
Need a few pieces of lumber to create a small door that will serve as an opening for your chicken coop.
A set of small hinges that you can attach to a 2x2 piece of lumber. Try to choose hinges that are made with stainless steel for extra durability. You may also want to look for hinges that are rust-proof for added longevity.
What You Should Do
Step 1: Prepare Your Trampoline
The first thing you will need to do is prepare your trampoline. Before you proceed to the next step, try to make sure that your trampoline is completely clean.
If your trampoline still comes with its fabric still intact, make sure that there are no holes or tears in the fabric that stray animals can get into.
Once your trampoline is all set, merely lay it on its legs on a stable and flat surface.
Step 2: Wrap The Chicken Wire Around The Trampoline
After preparing your trampoline, the next thing you should do is wrap the chicken wire around its legs.
Wrapping the chicken wire around your trampoline’s legs by cutting it into several panels with your wire cutter. Just make sure that you will completely cover the whole area underneath the trampoline.
If done right, you should end up with something that actually looks like a cage. Do take note that you should leave a small open space for the door beside one of your trampoline’s legs.
Step 3: Secure The Chicken Wire With Cable Ties
Once you have cut the chicken wire into panels that perfectly fit around the bottom of your trampoline, it’s now time to secure the chicken wire into place.
You can effortlessly secure the chicken wire around your trampoline by tying it to the legs of your trampoline using cable ties. When securing the chicken wire into place, make sure that you pull on your cable ties hard enough so that there will be no space between the chicken wire and the legs of your trampoline.
Do this on every side of the bottom of your trampoline is completely covered with chicken wire. Remember to leave one space for your door!
Step 4: Create An Entrance
To create your door, all you have to do is create a small door frame by nailing the pieces of lumber together with your hammer.
Once you have created a small frame, place some chicken wire on one side of the frame. Make sure that your frame will be completely covered with the chicken wire so that no chickens can get loose from your coop. Secure the chicken wire to every side of your door frame with cable ties.
The next thing you should do is get the third piece of lumber that’s as long as your trampoline’s legs and screw in the hinges using your drill and screw driver. Once you have attached the hinges to this piece of lumber, just align it with the small chicken wire door you created and attach the other side of the hinge to it until you end up with a small door that you can seamlessly open and close.
After attaching the hinges, the next thing you should do is secure your small door to one of your trampoline’s legs by using a couple of cable ties.
Step 5: Add The Covering (Optional)
If you have followed the steps above correctly, you should now end up with a nice chicken coop. If your trampoline didn’t come with its fabric still intact, the last step you should take is to put some covering on the top part.
Secure the covering on your chicken coop by using a couple of cable ties as well. Simply create small holes on your covering and just loop the cable ties into the holes and tie it up to all of your trampoline’s legs.
A Quick Recap
There you have it! A simple do-it-yourself guide for creating a trampoline chicken coop.
Know that you can perfectly do this on your own or with a couple of your friends. With this little project, you will now be able to house a couple of chickens and keep them safe and secure in one small area in your backyard.
I hope you enjoyed reading this simple guide. If you have any questions, please don’t refrain from leaving some feedback in the comment box below.