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camper for a coop looking for ideas

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ksbritton, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. ksbritton

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    We are getting an older 26 foot travel trailer that has leaked to use for a coop! The leak was found and sealed and I am going to clean up any mold I find from where it leaked. I am looking for any tips or advice from any one that has used a camper for a coop before. I have a bunch of leftover exterior paint from other projects and think I have enough to paint it red to look like a barn even. There are a ton of neat painted campers online to give me ideas, but I am not finding much for the inside. It has linoleum throughout so thats a plus, and once I take out the couch, dinnette and bed it will be about ready. I am thinking about sectioning off the bedroom as a growout area. Can't wait to get out there and get started just need the weather to behave...
     
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  2. peeper89

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    [​IMG] i want see how this goes
     
  3. KikisGirls

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    I can't wait to see how this goes too.
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  4. Sristi

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    I had a little old camper, around 12', that came with our house. I ripped out the fridge and used the hinged propane access panel behind it as my pop door. When I pulled off the sofa cushions, I found that the seat base was a wooden box with slats across. Roosts! I used another box seat as a dust box. The birds laid their eggs in the sink. It was a great little coop for no money. Unfortunately the bottom was rotted out and buried in the forest floor, and a weasel got in and killed my flock of Brahmas. So do make sure the floor is sound[​IMG]
     
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  5. ksbritton

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    [​IMG]picked up the camper! Very excited to start working on it
     
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  6. ksbritton

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    [​IMG] The boxed in area is
    the new grow out area! Going to wall off with wire from there with a door so I can go between the 2 areas. Just need roosts and nesting boxes for bigger chickens out of the lumber we salvaged from gutting it.
     
  7. KikisGirls

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    Awesome..
    you aren't wasting anytime!

    Congrats.
     
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  8. peeper89

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    [​IMG] i like it
     
  9. ksbritton

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    [​IMG]big girls moving in already, need the grow out area for silkie chicks
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  10. KikisGirls

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    That was quick!
    Looks nice!
     

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