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Old camping trailer as chicken house.

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Has anyone ever used an old camping trailer as a chicken house?  I would like to get some chickens again and have been thinking of building a chicken house.  I was checking out CL today and saw a gutted out camping trailer for sale.  He is asking $600.  He just called me.  He said its about 22ft long.  It still has a refrigerator and roof air that works.  Everything else has been removed.  It does still have carpet on the floor which would have to be removed.  So, has anyone ever used an old camper as a chicken house?  Thanks.

Wayne

post #2 of 23

i aint never used 1 as a chicken house but the size of the trailer for the money, i dont see how u could beat it, as long as it is still secure
  by the way its a
great idea

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post #3 of 23

First off let me say welcome-byc. It's a great bunch of folks here.
We built our chicken coop out of our old mobile home trailer and it works fine for us. Maybe not so pretty, but it works, so I see no problem with it.

My coop  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/386902/we-gave-the-chickens-our-bedroom-pic-heavy

 

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My coop  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/386902/we-gave-the-chickens-our-bedroom-pic-heavy

 

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post #4 of 23

I say - if you got the space - why not???
You will want to make sure you got enough ventilation and such for your chickens.  Will you attach a run or keep them inside all the time?  How many chickens were you thinking about keeping?

These and many other questions will need to be addressed before you make a final decision.

Ritch

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post #5 of 23
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the quick replies.  I would like to have about 15-20 chickens and plan to let them free range.  My girlfriend and I live on her Grandmother's farm so we have the room to put it.  Looking at the pictures, the trailer looks longer than 22ft to me.  More like 25ft or so.  Here is link to the ad if it works. http://springfield.craigslist.org/rvs/1213522111.html

Wayne

post #6 of 23

cool it would make an awsome coop, plenty of room, etc the only thing i would be concerned about is ventilation,

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I know I saw on here that someone had pics of their coop that they made out of a mobile home. They landscaped around it with some vines that grew up on it and it looked very nice. I'd do it in a heartbeat if I could find a nice deal like that. thumbsup

1 big game hunting hubby, 1 fairy princess/farmer wanna be, 1 boy who wants to be Peter Rabbit, 1 walking octopus girl, 2 dogs, 3 cats, 1 kitten, 4 ducks, 1 turtle, 1 OE game roo w/ 3 girlfriends, 1 GL Cochin roo w/ 3 girlfriends, 1 Black Frizzle Cochin w/ 1 girlfriend ( all banties), 1 pearl guinea w/ 2 girlfriends, and ordering 50 more chicks and 6 more guineas!!!
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1 big game hunting hubby, 1 fairy princess/farmer wanna be, 1 boy who wants to be Peter Rabbit, 1 walking octopus girl, 2 dogs, 3 cats, 1 kitten, 4 ducks, 1 turtle, 1 OE game roo w/ 3 girlfriends, 1 GL Cochin roo w/ 3 girlfriends, 1 Black Frizzle Cochin w/ 1 girlfriend ( all banties), 1 pearl guinea w/ 2 girlfriends, and ordering 50 more chicks and 6 more guineas!!!
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post #9 of 23

I think it is a great idea! Plus the chickens have a fridge for their beer and ac! what a deal! I say go for it, you can always punch holes in it for ventilation and put in a nice fence for a run.

Take pics when you do it.

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Originally Posted by danielbrown 

chicken coop camper
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9WmbCnHTHk


Those chickens just kept on comin' out! I would like to see the inside of that trailer, whew!

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