Convert a Greenhouse to a Chicken Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Kagraddy, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. Kagraddy

    Kagraddy Hatching

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    Hi y'all- any ideas or suggestions if I were to convert a little cottage greenhouse into a chicken coop. Clearly would have to address ventilation and board up the roof. Any concerns or advice to give?
     
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  2. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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  3. Puffy Fluffy Silkies

    Puffy Fluffy Silkies In the Brooder

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    Hi, Welcome to BYC! I have personally thought about converting a greenhouse into a chicken coop as well. The only concern I could think of is that it might get too humid and increase the risk of the chickens getting fungal infections.
     
  4. Kagraddy

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    Thank you for the welcome and the information! I just wonder if I could board up some of the windows. Obviously would build a large run for them but wonder if that would help? Curious, how many windows is too many windows for chickens. I have been researching designs and it looks like many large ones have 4.
     
  5. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Crowing

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    If you have a photo of this greenhouse it would help, as well as information about your location/climate (exact town isn't needed, but even region of the country/world helps). As a general rule chickens need shade/cool more than heat, and plenty of ventilation. A greenhouse could be converted to a coop but depending on your climate it could be too hot or humid and might require replacement of most of the transparent panels with wood or wire mesh.
     
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  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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