finially starting my coop this week, PICS, UPDATE, question?

ams3651

Songster
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This is the shed that I will be using for my coop. The back part that I will convert is roughly 3' x 10'. If you can see at the roof line inside there are blocks of wood nailed in, i think I can remove them for ventilation and cover with screen. The garage door will be opened when the weather is warm enough and the inside will be a wall with screen "windows", do you think that would be enough light without windows? I can run a light inside in the winter.
left side




right side and where the run will be


inside


my son also wants to build a tractor to move around the field after the garden is spent in the fall.

I will update in a few days. Im so excited to finially get started.
 
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Dawn419

Lost in the Woods
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That's going to make a great coop!


One suggestion though...

I wouldn't use screen alone as it's easy to tear through (atleast the aluminum window screen I'm using is). I cover the screen with a layer of 1/2" x 1/2" hardware cloth. Using both, we keep the worst of the bugs out of the coop plus predators because of the hardware cloth.

Pic of Chick-N-Barn vent covered with window screen an 1/2" hardware cloth...



Hope this is some help!

Dawn
 

ams3651

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update, I laid the vinyl tiles, I got a great deal at a discount store 30sq ft for $8.99. My question is there are some little gaps in some of the seams, i knew it wouldnt be square because my grandfather built it by hand. Should I cover them in duct tape or something else, or do you think it would be ok? they are tiny little gaps, I will try to take a picture later but Its taking me so long because Im having back trouble. I did too much today
 

Acre of Blessings

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Remember, It's gonna be for chickens.
I think a small gap will be O.K. I sure wish I had a building like that on my property. That's gonna be great for the chicks.
 

Cetawin

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It should be fine. You are covering it with bedding anyway. If you are worried about moisture damage, just seal the gaps with a silicone caulk or other weatherproofing product.

Personally I would not worry about tiny gaps. The chickens will not care less.

Great coop idea for sure.
 

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