Coop w/ Basment

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by BlackSilkie1, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. BlackSilkie1

    BlackSilkie1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone ever made a coop with a basement? I think it would make a cool coop and make a nice insulated space for winter would be warm in summer would be cool. Any ideas?
     
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  2. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Or you talking about making a coop "in" a basement???

    Missi
     
  3. BlackSilkie1

    BlackSilkie1 Out Of The Brooder

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    nope instead of building up i would like a hole line it with bricks and build a main floor. [​IMG]
     
  4. BlackSilkie1

    BlackSilkie1 Out Of The Brooder

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    nope with a basement like a house. : )
     
  5. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I undertand what you're talking about. But you would have to either seal or line it with something so it would not fill up with water. Just like with any other basement.
     
  6. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Do a search, somone built an underground coop on here somewhere
     
  7. BlackSilkie1

    BlackSilkie1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I would probley put a ponduse liner in it and make a recessed area with a hole for a sump pump?????
     
  8. BlackSilkie1

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    Didn't find anything just a straw bale coop ontop of a root celler
     
  9. ColoradoMike

    ColoradoMike Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    A space like that tends to have dampness problems, partly from the ground but also partly from warm humid outdoor air meeting cool very-high-thermal-mass indoor space. This is a particular challenge with chickens. It is not an insuperable challenged, but I don't know as I'd do it on purpose in most cases. Possibly in a desert-y area with naturally dry air and hot summers.

    JMHO, good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     

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