So in my intro post the wife and girls want to try their hand at raising chickens (and I'm OK with this), we toyed with buying one of those little pre-built coops, building one, OR converting our old, sad shed into one. The shed is old, 8x10, build by the previous owners, down near the creek, almost on the ground and has some issues.
Now being brand new to this other than spending several hours searching for other shed conversions, it should be totally doable.
Attached are some pics of the shed and my MS Paint skills on what the layout might look like (totally open to suggestions)
We are only planning to get 4 birds, one for each of us, what kind is still to be determined.
The shed will get several vents for air flow on both ends, I'd like to replace the siding with new T1-11 or similar since its really old and rotting.
I'll build nesting boxes (2x4s and plywood), 2x4s for the roosting bar. Will get the girls to help painting the inside of the coop walls, boxes, etc. Pop door will go though the side under the window or next to the front door where the little doggy door was, maybe? Thinking I'll line the floor with 6mil poly sheeting to try to keep the floor from rotting out under any dropping.
So going to hit the discount lumber shop for lumber/plywood and siding this week, would ultimately like to get the whole shed up on 4x6s to get more air flow and gravel under it but not sure how to go about that one.
SO with this said, and the pics, Comments, Concerns, Criticisms... open to all of them.
Edited by Golden2 - 3/10/16 at 6:50pm