Any way to make a storebought coop sturdy?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Silkiechicken66, Sep 22, 2019.

  1. Silkiechicken66

    Silkiechicken66 Songster

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    So my neighbor just gifted us their flock. We are getting their coop once we can get it moved over. It’s one of those flimsy store bought ones.

    It already needs a new nesting box door put in, so I was wondering if there’s any other way I could make it last longer? Make it more stable/durable? It will just be used to pen sick birds away from the flock.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Crossing the Road

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    Using it as a quarantine coop is a good idea. That's about all they are good for. Without seeing it all I can say is to just add more reinforcement. Perhaps cover with new siding and/or reinforcing framing. It isn't hard to make them bigger. Just cut out one wall and build 3 more walls.
     
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  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Need pics for specific advice.
     
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