Converting a portion of existing shed

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MunchkinCS, May 5, 2017.

  1. MunchkinCS

    MunchkinCS New Egg

    May 5, 2017
    We are new to raising chickens and are considering building a wall to convert one-third of an existing shed for their coop. Yet, we are concerned and wonder if fumes from the riding mower would harm them. We thought we'd push the mower out to start it, but it would have to be driven in because it's big and there is a ramp. What are your thoughts?
  2. Howard E

    Howard E Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 18, 2016
    I'd think the fumes from the mower won't do them any more harm than they do to you when driving it in. The noise may cause them to panic a few times until they get used to it.
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Not sure how you keep your chickens, but if they either free range or have access to a run, they will not likely be in the coop, when you drive the mower in as it will be daylight. Either way, I think its fine.

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    Last edited: May 6, 2017

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