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camper coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by pooh731, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. pooh731

    pooh731 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2011
    Hanford, ca
    has anyone used a camper shell to make a chicken coop out of, because we have an old camper shell and my husband wants to make a chicken coop out of it for my 2EE's, 1RIR.
  2. clanreed

    clanreed Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 24, 2011
    Valleyford, WA
  3. pooh731

    pooh731 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2011
    Hanford, ca
    I was asking about a camper shell that you put on your truck, I like the idea about the whole camper though. Thank you
  4. motoclown

    motoclown Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 27, 2010
    New Castle, PA
    Someone has, I've seen the photos, maybe someone knows where they are.
  5. mamabigbird

    mamabigbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 11, 2010
    Vancouver Island, B.C.,
    Years ago we used our old camper as a coop. It worked really well. It sat up on a wooden crate base with the stabilizers in place as well.
    The hens would dust bathe underneath and enjoyed the shade under there.
    The bed/loft (would be above truck cab) we used for storage of feed and bedding with a screen across to keep the hens out.
    There were still cupboards in it so we took the doors off the lower ones for nestboxes and used the upper cupboards to store dusting powder, gardening supplies and such.
    We put a roost where the couch/table had been. Gutted out the sink/stove counter area to give more floor space.
    The best part was screens and locks on the windows to allow ventilation, but pest proof.
    And ceiling vents too. We would just open the door in the morning and they free ranged all day, lock up at night.
    With all the windows it was bright and airy.
    At first glance you wouldn't even know it was a coop.
  6. pooh731

    pooh731 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2011
    Hanford, ca
    I the page on this site about other people using old camper shells as there coop. I showed my husband some of the pictures and looks my chickens are getting a bigger coop that is made from an old camper shell.
  7. chazmo

    chazmo New Egg

    Apr 4, 2014
    Halls harbour NS
    Hello here's a pic of my chicken coop [​IMG]

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