A carport...for a coop??

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Americano Blue, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. yes

    1 vote(s)
  2. no

    1 vote(s)
  3. might work

    1 vote(s)
  1. Americano Blue

    Americano Blue Mush on!

    Apr 14, 2014
    Hello Spring
    My Coop
    We've been needing a larger coop for a while now but are afraid to get one. With our current situation, we needed a portable coop and we thought of one of those portable carport things. Any advice about how to get it ready for chickens or is this even a good idea? I can't have a 'real' coop at the moment. The chicken have their own fenced in area where nothing can get them.
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2015
  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Crowing

    Apr 12, 2013
    Boulder, Colorado
    Like a fabric one? No, What's to stop every dog and predator from ripping through the sides?

    What are you calling a real coop? A simple tractor, cheap to make and can take it with you would be a better option.
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2015
  3. JeepDVL45

    JeepDVL45 In the Brooder

    Jun 6, 2012
    Chatham NY
    I've seen carports converted to run in sheds for ponies, they just add 3 walls and a gate on the front......but they're ALWAYS the ones with the metal roof like this;

    A carport definitely would be do-able, but I have to agree with Percheron chick, don't use a fabric one, way too easy for predators to get into
  4. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Songster

    Sep 4, 2013
    Lower Alabama
    Anything with a roof makes a good coop. Hang some roost bars from one side to the other and the one in Post 3 could roost 30-40 chickens easily. You said your birds have a safe fenced in area to put it in so I don't see a fabric type having a pred problem.

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