The Chicken Shed of my dreams :)

By shelbyw · Jan 2, 2019 ·
  1. shelbyw
    I recently moved to NC and we almost immediately started a plan for a chicken coop! We bought a used 10 by 12 shed, wood and hardwire fencing. The inside is painted white and the floor was supposed to be a light grey but it ended up looking like a blue grey instead but it’s waterproof so :idunno. Anyways I only have some pictures of our progress and we recently just finished putting the fence roofing on the outside yard area so I will have updated pics soon! We are putting a couple chicken swings outside and we are also working on getting old tires to put out as dusting baths. I ended up using 4 cabinets. 2 for nesting boxes, 1 for a brooder, and 1 for the food and medicine:D. The brooder will be finished soon since we are getting more chicks in a few weeks:cool:. I do have my Silkie roo back and 3 chicks so I can’t promise that the updates pictures of the rest of the coop will have clean floors even though I sweep them out everyday :). We only have the primer done on the outside and we plan on painting it the teal and black once it stops raining :barnie.

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  1. NewBoots
    I love the chandelier! Such a nice touch! And the use of the recycled cabinets and a vanity? I think? I really admire the creativity and imagination. Looks like plenty of room too.
    1. shelbyw
      There are 2 recycled cabinets and the brooder is an old vanity we recently took out :) good guesses! There is so much room and the chicks have just moved into the new brooder
  2. shelbyw
    Also we are supposed to get some really cold weather so that is why I have some straw down in the recent pictures. We have been getting some flurries here and there but it is supposed to snow all night :D
  3. shelbyw
    Let there be light! We have installed all of the permanent plugs and hung up 2 out of 3 of the heaters plus we added the chandelier which looks awesome! The brooder is ready for chicks and the nesting boxes have straw ready for when the girls start to lay. Next we will add the dust bathing area in the yard! We will build a section out for the tires. They will sit on a palette and will have a slanted tin roof over it. Almost done! :cool: New pictures will be posted in the gallery.
  4. shelbyw
    Update Jan. 5, 2019: So today I was able to take some pictures of the progress and I also put up an outside perch area. We have not added the swings or dust baths yet but we do have some wood that I would like on make into a few swings. I have both nesting boxes up and the wire on the top of the brooder box, but we don’t have the doors finished yet because we needed to get different screws for them. Everything is painted but as you can see, we have 4 chickens so far in the house so :idunno. We also added k braces on the sides to help support the yard better, but we did that before the wiring was done so I forgot to mention it in my previous post. The food/medicine cabinet is complete and the only thing left inside to put up is the feed containers, water bucket, lighting, and the heat panels that are sitting on the floor at the moment. We also have a metal trough that is going to be for the bath area but I have no idea where to put it just yet. The outside painting is not done yet but we do have the primer on it :celebrate. The biggest thing I got done that I definitely needed was the roof on the yard and it’s completely secure! Also I added a couple pictures of my rooster so you guys can see him :).
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    1. shelbyw
      The paint for the floor came as a waterproof paint. It has something in it that makes it waterproof @jobishop I will find out for you.
    2. shelbyw
      It has a waterproof sealant in it to make it waterproof like an outdoor porch paint @jobishop
  5. N F C
    That's a nice looking used shed, I hope it works out well as your coop!
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    1. shelbyw
      So far it is awesome! The people that had it only had trash in it and it looks like someone threw a baseball at the window and cracked it but other than that it is amazing!
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    2. jobishop
      Did you put anything on the floor to help waterproof?
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