Chicken coop conversion

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ChickenTender63, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. ChickenTender63

    ChickenTender63 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok everyone, I need some help here again. The attached pictures are of a building on the property that we are buying that I would like to convert into my new coop. This is the first time I will be raising chickens (raised rabbits growing up) so, I need some guidence please.

    The building is 21'x36' with 12' walls. It is of cinder block construction and wood rafters, concrete floor, 3 big windows, and a wooden sliding door at one end.

    Please give me some of your ideas on what you would do to this building to make it a nice place for me and my new found friends.

    I plan on raising about 100 chickens, with at least 25 of those being good layers that I will keep for eggs, and the rest I plan on raising and processing for meat.

    The backside of the building is open grass with no trees, the others have trees and a driveway leading to it. I was thinking this would be the best building out of the three because it should provide a better shelter from predators.

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  2. hippichick

    hippichick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Branch, La
    Wish I could help with the posting pics thing, but I've only posted a pic once, and didn't do a very good job of it. But it does sound like a really cool building, and sounds like it would make a great coop. Can't wait to see pics....Paula
     
  3. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you set up a pic account at a place like Photobucket.com, we can show you how to post.

    Do you really want 100 birds the same age? Might be better to begin with 25 and add 25 a year as you build and learn. If you start with all those birds in production at the same time, they'll stop laying together too...

    And I sure hope you'll visit our coop and run section! Lots of amazing ideas. Go slow, enjoy the process, learn, learn, learn...[​IMG]
     
  4. ChickenTender63

    ChickenTender63 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, I figured I would stagger the ages by a few months or so. That way I can always be doing a complete cycle and not have either feast or famon.

    I am working on pics now, hopefully soon.
     
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    ChickenTender63 Chillin' With My Peeps

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