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Hello all! I'm so excited to start this new adventure. I just need advice on a coop. I plan on keeping 3-4 bantam hens and want to use our metal shed as a coop. It has a concrete foundation and is in good shape. The plan is to take off the doors, and a panel from each side and cover with hardware cloth and also add vents around sides up top. I'm also building an attached run on one side. My concern is with the heat...should I put a box fan inside to keep them cool, as well? It's in a fairly shaded area but temps where I am reach over 100 degrees some days and with the high humidity it makes it feel worse. Any insight is greatly appreciated!! 

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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join us here! The heat would worry me too with a metal shed. I've not used one before but lots of ventilation will be needed to get the heat put as it rises. Please do pop by the coop section where hopefully members who have used them can help you. Here is the link ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/9/coop-amp-run-design-construction-amp-maintenance

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Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

 

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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