Chicken Barn?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Kyleharry16, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Kyleharry16

    Kyleharry16 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello my name is Kyle and I was hoping someone could help me. I am a furture chicken owner and I was woundering what would be a good chicken coop. I am going to get 35 Gold Sex Link chickens and I was woundering if I made one of our stalls in the barn into a chicken coop (make a door in the back so they could get out and fence it in) Do you think this is a good idea? Any suggestions? (limited buget)
    Thanks-
    Kyle
     
  2. Emily1220

    Emily1220 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds perfect to me! Keep them warm and dry in winter, air and sunshine in summer and they will be fine.
     
  3. animalpro24

    animalpro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How big is the stall? I'm wondering if it will be too small....
     
  4. Kyleharry16

    Kyleharry16 Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know we just bought the house but, I do know it held horses or cows in the stall.
     
  5. pawsplus

    pawsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Stalls are usually 10x10 or 12x12. [​IMG] If you have a nice big run, the stall should be OK for a coop.

    Can you really make it predator proof, though? I know that would be very difficult in my barn, which is older--nothing is square, LOL, and there are gaps and holes everywhere which would allow critters in. Can you post pix of the barn and the stall? [​IMG]
     
  6. Kyleharry16

    Kyleharry16 Out Of The Brooder

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    It would be temperaly because like you said mine would be very hard to make animal proof........... Humm any ideas?
     
  7. pawsplus

    pawsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So this would be temporary? Do you already have the chickens? If not, maybe it would be better to wait until you can build something permanent.

    The stall might work. Try to get pix to post (taken from inside as well as out).
     
  8. Kyleharry16

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    I don't have them yet. I am also on such a limited buget and I can't take a picture yet I am at my old house we havn't moved into the one with a barn yet.
     
  9. pawsplus

    pawsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, you might be able to put up some hardware cloth (VERY securely attached--no staples!) to cover gaps. If you can get pix anytime soon post them and folks will have ideas. [​IMG]
     
  10. Kyleharry16

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    Ok will try my best prob. be 3 or 4 days and thanks for the advice [​IMG]
     

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