Anyone make a small coop out of a barrel?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by stone_family3, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking of making one for the chicks when it's warm outside.
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    There's literally no space inside a barrel. I stuck a roost through the center of an old whiskey barrel (laid on it's side with both ends off) that I have out in the field as a place for a bird or two to duck into if/when hawks are in the sky. But because of the rounded shape, there's really just not much space inside. Two birds can fit on the roost.
     
  3. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is just for the chicks on warm days, they'll be put back in the coop at night. I was thinking it would be a good place for them to take some shade and eat and drink.

    I saw this one in an old book and thought it looked cool for a day coop.
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