Shed to the coop

By JWidd · Jun 29, 2014 · Updated Jul 21, 2014 · ·
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  1. JWidd
    We initially were going to purchase a pre-fab coop, but then realized we didn't really need our 8x8 garden shed, so after some convincing of my husband, moved the shed across the yard onto a new floor, and started the project.

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    I decided on sand as the coop litter after a lot of reading. So far, it has worked out well. I use a litter scoop to clean up the droppings. I also enclosed the roost with chicken wire, have removable 2x4s for easy cleaning, and have a droppings door to the outside. I used an old Subaru mat that I can remove and spray off the droppings weekly. Keeps the girls out of the majority of poop.



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    The run is covered on the west side. We will eventually do some landscaping around the perimeter to make it look a little nicer, but for now, the girls seem very happy with their new home!

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  1. Anonymous
    "Nice pics of the conversion process. Would have"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jul 8, 2018
    liked to read more about your modification choices and how you accomplished them.

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  1. Mountain Peeps
    I love it!! It looks great!!!

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