Converted Backyard Tin Shed Chicken Coop

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    Getting holes ready to set the posts for the run

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    Old window that we bought at a salvage yard.

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    Frame for the window (frames for the window and door are secured in the tin wall by bolts that run through the wall from the outside to the inside)

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    Building the door and door frame

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    Welcome girls!

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    The completed run

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    Silver roof and red paint give the coop a barn look.

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    Heavy duty wire to keep out racoons, etc.

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    The roost is screwed into the window frame, giving greater stability to both the window and the roost.


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    Feeder and water hang from the ceiling on chains. I caulked the middle of the ceiling where the roof joints come together in order to stop some leaking. Also caulked around the outside of the shed to stop water from leaking in at the ground level.


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    Vent on back for some added air circulation

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    Completed nesting boxes are to the right atop three cinder blocks that were sitting around. All wood used on the project was spare wood I had on hand. The tin can in the corner is storage for feed; has a strong clasp that prevents animals from getting into it.

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  1. mtseilback
    Thanks for the feedback guys.
  2. Purpletie3
    Nice re-purpose of the metal shed!
  3. Cheep N Peep
    Are you sure you have enough ventilation? In the winter you will want to close the window, since it blows right on the hens while they sleep... I suggest you cut a long, narrow (2 in.?) wide strip out of the wall the whole length of the coop, high above the nestboxes, just under where the wall hits the roof. Does that make sense? Other than that, your coop looks wonderful. Well done! Mine is 4'x7', and almost done. Sort of. If I stop being lazy. :)

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