Chick n Barn or pastic pre fab building

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by RebelsHope, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. RebelsHope

    RebelsHope Songster

    Jul 27, 2007
    I am looking into what to put the chicks into in a few weeks. I first thought of a little playhouse, but one household member said it was too close to the house . . . tough, I still may use it. I am thinking of having two places now.

    I have seen the chick n barn and saw how one member modified it and that looks pretty cool. Is it really bit enough for 10 chickens? I don't know if I can get someone to build the modification right away so I may have to have in on the ground for awhile.

    That is one thought

    The other is an about 8x8 foot storage shed from Home Depot. It has a plastic floor and in fact the whole thing is plastic. It does have a window on either side and it has a strip of light plastic on the top so it does let some light in. I am worried about ventilation in the winter and keeping it cool in the summer.

    Any comments or suggestions?
  2. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

    Jul 14, 2007
    EXIT 109 on 95
    are you talking about a wooden playhouse? If so can it be moved? I wouldn't do the plastic shed it will be too hot in summer.
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    I do have a vinyl shed from Royal Outdoor sheds and they work great. I dont think that shed from Home Depot would be a problem as long you do some modifications such as screen the windows, installing a fan and the door would be taken down and you would need to build a wired screen doors for more for me quite well. I love cleaning it, it was a snap! Not a problem in the winter since the walls were insulated as stated by Royal Outdoor.....worth the price too.

    I got a 4 x 7 shed and when finances are possible, I will be looking into getting a bigger shed by the same company 10 x 12. I have horse rubber mats for flooring, its great!
  4. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    About the Chick-N-Barn & you have Standards or Bantams?

    We have a modified Chick-N-Barn/Yard and without modification it will "supposedly" be enough for 10 Bantams, if I remember correctly. We're using ours as a temporary set-up ( for 21...14 week old Banties) as we're trying to finish our main chicken yard and keep running into major issues.

    Please feel free to e-mail me, okay!

    Last edited: Aug 20, 2007
  5. RebelsHope

    RebelsHope Songster

    Jul 27, 2007
    That's funny I thought I replied to this yesterday. . . oh well [​IMG]

    I have standards so I am thinking that the the Chick n Barn is a not going to happen.

    On the my problems is that I am not a "we" I am just an "I" so whatever I get has to be something I can do on my own. I am not really good with a hammer and even worse with a saw.

    I will look into the plastic shed and the wooden ones I have seen too.

    Thanks for all the help.

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