Adding on to a TSC coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by nickellmama27, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. nickellmama27

    nickellmama27 Out Of The Brooder

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    We have the red barn TSC coop we bought from a guy it was a year old. My husband
    Sanded and restained it for me and it's gorgeous! But since we are attaching a run I think I'd like to enclose the whole
    Thing into a coop. Any help with that? Ideas on what wood to use to match the rest of the outside? Building a new coop isn't an option as we rent our farmhouse and will be moving in a few years when we buy [​IMG]
     
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    My suggestion would be to get some plywood siding and install horizontally to match your existing pattern. Just screw on panels and finish/stain to your liking.
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    When you make the BIG LEAP to your own place, you can build a larger coop there. Chicken MATH always comes into play.[​IMG]
    WISHING YOU BEST...... [​IMG]
     
  3. nickellmama27

    nickellmama27 Out Of The Brooder

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    That's what this is chicken math! But I would only like 3 more to have an even 10.
     
  4. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    Since you usually add in 2 or more chickens, when you will have 10, and you are surprised by 2 more out of nowhere. you will have a dozen, and on and on and on. Chicken math outsmarts us ALL.... [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. nickellmama27

    nickellmama27 Out Of The Brooder

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    Right! I'm fine with that lol
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Hmmmm.....honestly.....not sure closing that in would even be enough room for the 7 you already have.

    What are the overall dimensions....maybe 3x6'?

    Will the run be covered with a solid roof?
     
  7. nickellmama27

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    Inside 6x4. Run is 8x8 dog kennel. Half will have a roof on it.
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    That's tight space for 7 birds, IMO, especially in harsh winter weather.
    Integration goes much better with extra space.
     
  9. nickellmama27

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    I need to just listen and keep it the way it is. I wish we
    Could figure out a coop that's easily moveable when we move to a permanent house that is a big coop. I want all the birds.
     
  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I'd turn the whole thing into a coop before next winter....at the latest.
     
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