Transforming A Shed To A Beautiful Coop

By georgia chick · May 2, 2012 · Updated Jun 8, 2012 · ·
  1. georgia chick
    Like everyone else, I scoured BYC's Coop Section over and over to decide how to make our coop. Although we have alot of stored lumber, we decided to go with a shed conversion. We found an old used 6 X 8 shed on Craigslist for $500. We talked the guy down to $400 and had it brought to the house


    It was a mess! But my amazing husband got to work with the pressure washer. He worked a miracle!


    After much deliberation, we decided to stain it. I had seen a picture that Fresh Eggs Daily on FB had posted and used it for the inspiration for the outside. Who knew we needed so much stain! We also went to our local Habitat for Humanity Restore and picked up two windows for $50. They were perfect. We will also do a vent for additional air flow. And the flower boxes were icing on the cake! :)


    Then the hard work began....we decided on an 8 X 20ft run. As you can see above, my husband and my father-in-law started the framework by burying the posts. And below, they buried the 1/2 inch hardware cloth a foot in the ground.


    Our cat, Callie, after completing her inspection....


    This is where we are so far....we have three weeks to finish the run and get the inside of the coop ready before the girl move in. They are happily safe in their brooder for now. Did I mention how in love I am with them already and its only been two weeks!


    We will be doing the inside next week and I will post some updates! Thanks for checking out our coop transformation!

    Here is the enclosed run finished. We actually have a shade mesh that cover the top of the run blocking out 80% of the sunlight.

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Recent User Reviews

  1. Nardo
    "Good start"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Aug 9, 2018
    Like to see how this turned out.
  2. SimplyLivinthatFarmLife
    "Transforming a shed to a beautiful coop"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jul 11, 2018
    Thanks for giving us ideas on turning a shed into a chicken coop. Wish we could see the inside. The run is very nice. Thanks for sharing your story and the pics.
  3. Hope Hughes
    "Would like to see the inside..."
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Jun 30, 2018
    Looks great... and what a deal. But would like to have seen The inside


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  1. joan1708
    What did the finished coop look like inside?
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  3. AlicesSilkies
  4. judyki2004
    Very pretty! I will be waiting to see more pics!
  5. EggTooth
    Very cool! Thanks for your pictures and info!

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