Converting Playhouse?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sitisarah, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. sitisarah

    sitisarah New Egg

    Sep 24, 2016

    Hi - we're hoping to convert our backyard play shed into a coop. The plywood is in good condition but there are sizable gaps between the pieces. We're in Mass, so trying to figure out the best / most efficient way to get this snug & weatherproof for the winter, outside of covering each side with a big solid piece of plywood or nailing little strips of wood. . Was thinking maybe lining it with plastic construction tarp? Any thoughts or similar experiences would be great! This is our first time making a coop. Thanks!
  2. DutchBunny03

    DutchBunny03 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 22, 2016
    Northern NY
    That looks like it would make a hreat coup for a small number or chickens. Fill in the gaps between the wood with insulation, depending on how cold it gets where you live. Put glass in the window, and a sturdy door. Make sure there are no large gaps where a weasel, fox, or snake could get in and kill or injure your chickens. You also may want to add a run, unless you plan to free-range. Roosts would also be a good idea.
  3. Little Fuzzy

    Little Fuzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2016
    I built a wooden shed for my coop, and because I don't like to paint every couple years I covered every side and roof with green asphalt shingles. It looks real pretty but kind of pricy. You would put the waterproof roofing paper down first , then the shingles. That will solve all your problems.

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