Camper as coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by FisherMOM, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    I stumbled across this on YouTube.

    He added more fence recently to give them a bigger area outside.... read the comments, he tells how big it is now.

    This is a great idea and woo hoo.... they just keep coming!

    Last edited: Oct 28, 2008

  2. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    i aint looked at it,, but have been looking for old campers,, big and small to use,, i even have a 1955 1 ton dually comming that im gonna use lol [​IMG]
  3. tvtaber

    tvtaber Songster

    Aug 2, 2007
    Central CA
    Good use for the camper, but a pretty dull video! [​IMG]
  4. UrbanMama

    UrbanMama Gone Country....

    Sep 27, 2008
    That is sooo bizarre! I was just saying to my husband that I could use the old camper as a seems like everywhere I go, I see coop possibilities!

    Seriously though, very cool idea!

    Only prob. I can see is that he has way too many birds for the space. He said 129 birds and the inside dimensions were 21.6 x 7.6 I think? Otherwise....very cool!

  5. NancyDz

    NancyDz Songster

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    cool idea but he needs to show the interior finished. All I could find was video of him walking around in a junk filled trailer trying to decide what he wanted to do with the inside. I definitely think that is too many chickens for the coop. I can't imagine how often it would have to be cleaned.

    I bought a hen from a guy that had used a camper shell from a truck to be the top part of his coop, he just built a frame and sat it on there, thought that was pretty innovative and a good way to use those old shells. It was a durable roof and had windows he could open for ventilation.
  6. jubylives

    jubylives Songster

    Mar 23, 2007
    Central Iowa
    I have an old pop up camper I almost used for a duck house. I've had it for years and the kids used to use it for a play house. So I gutted it and now use it for storage of the outdoor furniture, lawn mower weed eater and such.

  7. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    i got a truch shell that im gonna use soon as a roof, and "egg" door too,,,,, glad to know theres people as cheap as me out there [​IMG] [​IMG]

  8. miron28

    miron28 Songster

    Sep 8, 2008
    lenoir north carolina
    this is a great idea! [​IMG] how many chicken did he have>?
  9. lovemychix

    lovemychix Songster

    Oct 14, 2008
    Moulton Iowa
    Those chickens just kept coming out!! [​IMG]

  10. UrbanMama

    UrbanMama Gone Country....

    Sep 27, 2008
    He said he had 129....

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