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camper for a coop looking for ideas

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We are getting an older 26 foot travel trailer that has leaked to use for a coop! The leak was found and sealed and I am going to clean up any mold I find from where it leaked.  I am looking for any tips or advice from any one that has used a camper for a coop before. I have a bunch of leftover exterior paint from other projects and think I have enough to paint it red to look like a barn even.  There are a ton of neat painted campers online to give me ideas, but I am not finding much for the inside. It has linoleum throughout so thats a plus, and once I take out the couch, dinnette and bed it will be about ready. I am thinking about sectioning off the bedroom as a growout area. Can't wait to get out there and get started just need the weather to behave... 

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:pop i want see how this goes

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We are getting an older 26 foot travel trailer that has leaked to use for a coop! The leak was found and sealed and I am going to clean up any mold I find from where it leaked.  I am looking for any tips or advice from any one that has used a camper for a coop before. I have a bunch of leftover exterior paint from other projects and think I have enough to paint it red to look like a barn even.  There are a ton of neat painted campers online to give me ideas, but I am not finding much for the inside. It has linoleum throughout so thats a plus, and once I take out the couch, dinnette and bed it will be about ready. I am thinking about sectioning off the bedroom as a growout area. Can't wait to get out there and get started just need the weather to behave... 

I can't wait to see how this goes too.
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I just wanted eggs!
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I just wanted eggs!
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I had a little old camper, around 12', that came with our house. I ripped out the fridge and used the hinged propane access panel behind it as my pop door. When I pulled off the sofa cushions, I found that the seat base was a wooden box with slats across. Roosts! I used another box seat as a dust box. The birds laid their eggs in the sink. It was a great little coop for no money. Unfortunately the bottom was rotted out and buried in the forest floor, and a weasel got in and killed my flock of Brahmas. So do make sure the floor is sound😉
Edited by Sristi - 3/16/17 at 2:51pm
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picked up the camper! Very excited to start working on it
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The boxed in area is
the new grow out area! Going to wall off with wire from there with a door so I can go between the 2 areas. Just need roosts and nesting boxes for bigger chickens out of the lumber we salvaged from gutting it.
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Awesome..

you aren't wasting anytime!

 

Congrats.

I just wanted eggs!
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I just wanted eggs!
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:pop i like it

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