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Advice/Experience required. New vs Old/Repurposed building.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by UgLeeDuck, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. UgLeeDuck

    UgLeeDuck Out Of The Brooder

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    I spent a joyous day yesterday collecting materials to build a new coop. I'm sure the skin will regrow soon and blood washes out fairly easily if you soak it fast enough. Came home to find that I'd been offered the use of a block-built shed by my neighbour.

    The contenders:

    Lots of nice new wood and OSB sheeting, area of land previously planned for growing veggies.
    vs
    Concrete Block built 16'x9' 'shed' with currently trees in place of a roof and 2x half visible dilapidated wheel barrows buried in amongst various other assorted rubbish which constitutes the 'floor'. Wall height at approx 6' on 2 out of 4 sides, room for improvement on the other 2.

    Wondering if anyone had any prior experience with converting an abandoned building and regaining use of it from neglect.
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2014
  2. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    Pictures?
     
  3. OldRoo

    OldRoo Out Of The Brooder

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    if the neighbor moves, you would not have a coop
     
  4. UgLeeDuck

    UgLeeDuck Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll try and get some pictures today.
    The neighbour situation was one that concerned me but they've been in the property for years and a move is unlikely in the immediate future.
    It's too cold at the moment for pouring any concrete for footings so I've got about a week to decide judging by the long-term forcast.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Your livestock on someone else's property? I wouldn't do it.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'd be way more concerned about this than the building itself. I find it's best to be friendly to neighbors, but not have intertwined lives.
     

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