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I'm gonna buy my daughter a shed for her chickens much cheaper than wood. You just have to make a few adjustments.
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We use a metal garden shed for a coop.  It's 10x10.  I drilled two 2"  holes up high on the rear wall to let in fresh air.  It had a vent above the door.  There's all kinds of air comes in the bottom as the corrugated metal walls don't fit tight to the floor.  Not enough to let anything in but you can see daylight.

Believe it or not I lined my ceiling with tin foil and it helped to keep the heat in the winter.  On warm days I open the door and put up a hardware cloth screen my husband built me.

Mine is in a very protected area, wedged between the back of the garage and a 20' high dirt bank. 

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I'm going to buy an 8'x6' metal shed for about $150 and turn it into a nice coop with a 10ft run. 


I have a 4x8 metal coop had it for years. I insulated it with Styrofoam and cover the insulation with the veneer off of interior doors. Warm in winter and cool in summer with plenty of air circulation. Predator proof (as long as I remember to close up the doors) and rodent free. I kept as many as 26 birds in three level coop with no problems and they stayed in the coop all winter never venturing outside hardly ever. I scraped the metal doors in favour of hinged wooden door. Metal doors were impossible due to freezing litter in the tracks.

 

 

 

 

Roost & Poop Board 3 1/2 inches under Roost.

 

Roost & Poop Board 3 1/2 inches under Roost.

Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

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Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

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