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Bill's Shed Coop

  1. Worthys
    Here are a few photos of my coop that I made out of a Shed. I started to make a Coop that will do several things First is having Non-GMO meat chickens, egg layers, and a brooder for future meat birds. I started with a used shed that I had installed glass-board on the floor (like a shower wall that is glued on). This I hope will make for an easy clean up. then I started to install the walls make out of 1/2" PVC piping (which you can see in the photo I just started to design it).
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    This is the wall complete and were the meat birds will go.
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    The second wall is complete and were the egg layer will call home. If you look on the left side of the photo ( its not compete yet is were the brooder is going).
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    With it getting warmer out I wanted to install a screen door that I could leave open all night and not have to worry about predators getting into at night. I doubled the fencing in this door.
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    If I have to closed the doors up (rain/cold) I can. I also plan on taking out the screen door in winter. I have to build the runs and PVC feeder and waters also the nesting boxes, roosts. I'll post the photos once I get them complete. Hope you all like it [​IMG] This is how I spent my week vacation..

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  1. Worthys
    I thought about the chicken wire vs hardware cloth. I didn't purchase the hardware cloth because it was so pricey. But that is my fear that something would chew through it. Have you seen something chew thought the chicken wire? Thanks for the reply and thanks for the welcome!
  2. lovepeeps
    very nice
  3. Brookliner
    Beautiful well thought out coop. One thing you might want to change is the fencing on the outside door. Chicken wire is for keeping chickens in not predators out. You should replace it with galvanized 1/2" hardware cloth. A dog, fox, racoon or opossum, can go thru chicken wire like butter. So all openings to the outside should be covered with hardware cloth. Good luck with your birds and welcome to BYC.

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