Coop in Existing Barn?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by UPSweeten, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. UPSweeten

    UPSweeten In the Brooder

    Feb 19, 2016
    I'm looking for ideas/pictures of what you like/don't like.

  2. KHBaker

    KHBaker Chirping

    Mar 21, 2018
    I'm still new to this, but I ended up moving my small flock of 6 hens from their coop to the barn before the storms last night. The coop is pretty small and open, and we bought it when we didn't understand exactly what our chickens needed. Well in the day and a half that they've been in the barn, they love it! There's a lot more space and places to perch and roost (photo attached below). We can walk in it, it's already protected from predators, and secure. We will be adding on to it, but there are a lot of options to customize and work on it. The only thing that I don't like about our case in particular is that we have no way of attaching a run to the stall so we are supervising them outside for an hour or so after work. It's not a lot of time, but it gets them out.
    barn stall.JPG

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