I'm feeling rather crestfallen after looking at all these wonderful, exciting chicken coop designs and photos. My 2 chicks (soon to be as many as 6) are still young, but I know how fast they grow into needing real housing instead of my converted chinchilla cage! I am a single mom and totally inept with a hammer, let alone nails. I'm fairly new to my city, so don't have a network of people clever at building a chicken coop.
Aside from whining, my question is whether it is truly feasible to convert a metal storage shed into a hen house. I noticed that someone posted photos of such an adaptation, but I am concerned about the notorious Central Texas summers--hot and usually humid. I'm staring out at the shed in my big backyard. It's 10 ft long by 8 ft. deep and 5-6 ft tall. It has a sliding door but no windows. There's gotta be a way to make use of that bad boy! But I sure don't want to turn my pullets into broilers by trying to house them in metal. Could I cut out windows? (I have a good pair of hangnail clippers--
P.S.--Apologies if this was a really dumb question.
Edited by SleekDominique - 4/17/07 at 12:58pm