Converting old Outhouses

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by popsicle, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. popsicle

    popsicle Songster

    I'm considering converting two old outhouses on my property into chicken coops. The pits are filled, so the outhouses are useless right now anyhow. I'm thinking I would move one to the pasture as a retirement home for older hens, and sell the other.

    I'm looking for any and all advice before I begin. I haven't even come up with a design plan, so I'm open to just about anything. I'm also not committed to keeping them looking like outhouses--I've been debating cutting them down to be shorter.

    I know there are threads on converted outhouses, so has anybody else done this and what would you recommend?


    104" - height mid-side--tallest point
    86" - height on front and back--lowest
    50" - depth
    63" - width


    92" - height in front--tallest side
    69" - height in back
    55" - depth
    50" - width

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