Any Ideas for my shed?? going to make it into a coop..(PICS)

capecodpeeps

Songster
10 Years
May 22, 2009
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I kind of have a small backyard, and I was thinking about the left side of the shed be the coop, now do I have nest boxes on floor height or mid hieght of the shed? there is a counter running along the left side with a window at the mid height level or should i put there nest on floor level?
 

Chicky Tocks

Songster
11 Years
Oct 20, 2008
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Benton, Arkansas
We split ours into two and have two separate runs going off of it so that we can separate the babes from the big kids. Also left an area up front inside that is just for brooding chickys.
 

tdgill

Crowing
11 Years
Jan 28, 2009
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Cecil Co. MD - 5Yrs. Chickens 4Yrs. Ducks
i'm making a shed into a coop also. I bought a $20 ready made screen door that i'm gonna cover with hardware cloth wire for added ventilation and predator proof. My roosts are a little less than three feet high, birds jump right up to it and like to look out the windows which i also covered with hardware cloth, my nest boxes are about 1.5 ft. off the ground. Gonna insulate mine before winter. Do some surfing here you'll have lots of ideas and many more questions! lol
 

alycoop

Songster
10 Years
Feb 7, 2009
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Vancouver WA
You mention your yard is small - how many chickens do you plan to keep?

I like the idea of using the left side and putting nest boxes mid-height.
Would the right side be used for storage?
 

Kansaseq

Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum
10 Years
Feb 12, 2009
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NE Kansas
That's a really nice shed you have there, and it should make a great coop. I would make sure to add ventilation in addition to the windows. A nice pop door out to the run, nest boxes, roosts, and you should be good to go.
 

babyspice35

Songster
10 Years
Mar 10, 2009
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Maui Wowee
If you're going to split it in half, one side for storage and one for chickens, you should put a solid divider to protect your stored items from dust and any attracted bugs/rodents.
 

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