Carport for coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by clevet, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. clevet

    clevet New Egg

    Jun 2, 2009
    I'm considering screening in a carport like this one and using it for a coop/run.
    I live in a hot humid climate, thought the chickens would appreciate the air flow
    Any thoughts on this....good idea or bad?
    thanks, Claude
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2011
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    I've considered that too. I think it's a fabulous idea. Another I came across recently is using an old hard shell camper trailer, gut the insides and let the games begin. If i had access to an old abandoned school bus.....oh yea.
  3. putty

    putty Out Of The Brooder

    I use one as a run, it worked out great for me, I covered the sides with canvas to get a little more shade since I took this picture
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2011
  4. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2010
    Slidell, Louisiana
    Claude, I think it would work great. Just be sure to use a heavy gauge wire to keep bad guys out. Good luck and show us some pics when finished.
  5. Hawkeye95

    Hawkeye95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think it's a FABULOUS idea!!! [​IMG] I've seen others make coops out of carports- it's not a new idea. I think it would be perfect for your area. Do you have the carport yet? Can't wait to see it started!

    And Putty-- I've seen your coop/run before (when you posted a while back) and think it is just brilliant! It looks really charming, too!
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2011
  6. clevet

    clevet New Egg

    Jun 2, 2009
    Thanks everyone, I'll post photos when done......Putty, what kind of wire did you use?
    Claude, Hammond Louisiana

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