Coop inside barn?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by prankin2011, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. prankin2011

    prankin2011 New Egg

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    Has anyone built their coop in an existing barn? I'm having trouble getting ideas. They will have their own little "room" one wall will be all chicken wire. Is this okay? It's to separate them from the wrest of the barn. I'll post pictures tonight. Just wanting to see if anyone has coops that are inside an existing structure and only makeup part of the building? All I see are old sheds turned into a big coop. Thank you!!
     
  2. limited25

    limited25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Search: coop in barn stall ... think you will have better luck with that. I have read several threads of people doing that.

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    my coop is in a barn and it works great, it takes up about 1/3 of the structure. the left side is the chicken coop, and i have goats on the right. I have a block wall divider about 7 blocks in which makes the coop about 7' x 12' i think. With this setup I've yet to have any poop in my nest boxes or on their eggs, its worth noting i didnt install the nest boxes until after they established their perching habits, and my nest boxes are just an old shoe box so the boxes are a little small. My water tank dribbles constantly and drains into the pond since my coop isn't heated and no electricity out there yet. A small cutout lets them free range which they do all day even though they have access to food 24/7, but thats the personality of an orpington from what i read. As you can see i used mostly recycled materials for everything.
    Any questions feel free to ask.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    My Coop
    Yep, mine's in a large shed...see My Coop page....I love it.
    It's great for undercover gathering of eggs and storage of chicken supplies...and other things.
    BUT.....Don't store anything in there that you don't want absolutely covered in dust.
     
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