greenhouse into coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by carolynjl, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. carolynjl

    carolynjl New Egg

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    I have a large greenhouse that I planned to use half of it to modify as a coop. Anyone done this or similiar - suggestions?
     
  2. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    does it get really hot where you live?
     
  3. carolynjl

    carolynjl New Egg

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    Well, yes - hadn't thought of that. Today it's 97, heat index 107. Guess I would need to reroof that part???
     
  4. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    Quote:You would have to cut windows and ventilation for sure. You might be able to just cut out pieces and add hardwarecloth?
    Does it get really cold?
     
  5. carolynjl

    carolynjl New Egg

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    I'm just starting to think this out. We're in the foothills of NC - it does get cold - generally in the 30s, but occasionally in the 20s or teens. I have a 6 X 8 storage shed - could that be converted? We just bought a house in the country - not a farm - just 1.2 acres with about half that fenced in. Old house - having to add insulation, replacement windows, a heat pump, etc. - so trying to utilize what I have for a coop.
     
  6. LivingRootsFarm

    LivingRootsFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I build a frame of a building that I used for greenhouse. I am in Florida so I put the plastic up on the sides in Oct-Nov and take it off in the spring. I am getting a bigger greenhouse soon, so right now I have quail under the building. I am planning on putting hardware cloth on the building and turning is into a mini aviary. If your building is made of glass or plastic that can not be taken down you may be able to put up shade cloth on the roof that will block the light out for the summer and take is off to warm the chicks during the winter. I use a 47% sun block cloth on top of mine during the heat. Hope this helps!
     
  7. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    i would convert the shed rather then the greenhouse.
     
  8. LivingRootsFarm

    LivingRootsFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah if you have the option of the shed I would go with that over the greenhouse...
     
  9. spotstealer

    spotstealer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I used a modified greenhouse design for my run :

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  10. ll

    ll Chillin' With My Peeps

    We converted our 8x10 aluminum shed, is your shed wood?
     

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