Eventual new coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by RockinCircleC, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. RockinCircleC

    RockinCircleC Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are pictures of the shed that we are planning on moving and converting to a coop with an attached run. It currently is poorly located (not near any water or electrical sources) and we frequently have families of skunks that like to take up residence underneath. Our goal is to have the shed relocated closer to our other outbuildings to make chicken care and predator prevention easier. Would appreciate any thoughts anyone has to offer. Yes, we will be repairing siding and putting in ventilation and insulation, as well as adding gutters and downspouts to the outside (a major necessity in western WA).

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    Oh, and do you think that old door window would make a good side to a brooding box? I do! [​IMG]
     
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Shed looks very workable. Extended roof will be great for a covered run area.

    When you insulate use Korroplast (kplast) on the inside walls and it will prevent moisture from radiating through the walls and leaves them washable! Lino on the floor will protect it from rot and make cleaning easier for you.

    Door window would make for part of a good brooder if the bottom 8" below it is solid so the chicks don't get freaked and run into it.

    If you use heat registers like inside a house for vents they are critter proof and allow you to regulate air flow in the winter.
     
  3. pacanis

    pacanis Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like a great out buillding to convert! I hope it moves easily for you.
     
  4. 65browneyes

    65browneyes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmmmm......unfortunately, I think this shed would be TOTALLY wrong for you and your chickens, but PERFECT for me and mine! LOL You could forget to stop at your place and bring it on down here to mine! LOL

    Looks great. Just a bit of upgrading/improvements and it'll be great! I'm jealous!
     
  5. hensdeliverthegoods

    hensdeliverthegoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is going to be WAY cool - lucky you and lucky chickens! [​IMG]
     
  6. RockinCircleC

    RockinCircleC Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:The good thing is that it's already on our property, just not conveniently located. We won't be moving it very far...and definitely not to Arizona, although the weather there is better most of the time.
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  7. 65browneyes

    65browneyes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Darn! LOL

    Seriously, tho.....this will make a great coop!
     
  8. Brian

    Brian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How on earth will you "move" it?
     
  9. RockinCircleC

    RockinCircleC Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Most likely dismantle and reassemble in the correct location. Unless we can get a bunch of guys to help pick it up, load it on our flatbed trailer and then move it and unload it. It will have to be partially dismantled because of the posts supporting the overhanging roof section for sure.
     
  10. carugoman

    carugoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brian wrote:
    How on earth will you "move" it?

    so dismantle the overhang. Then make two skid runners out of Pressure Treated 4x6's of larger and drag it to its new location. Use bottle jacks in each corner to raise the structure. Use cross bucks to make the transfer from jacks to the skids and when the structure is moved, use the runners as new sill plates that won't rot.​
     

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