Has anyone used a rubbermaid shed for coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by lewis99peggy, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. lewis99peggy

    lewis99peggy Hatching

    Feb 17, 2010
    Hello I am new to backyard chickens, we got our first girls in April and then three more in May. I have plans for a coop made from wood but I have a very nice 8x10 rubbermaid shed that we are not using so I was wondering if anyone had used one for a coop before? any ideas or stories would be greatly appreciated. Also this may sound dumb but what is a poop board? I have read many posts about them but am not sure what they are or what they exactly are used for.

    thanks everyone
  2. Renee'

    Renee' Songster

    Feb 8, 2009
    Yucaipa, CA
    Poop Board - Board under a roost that catches chicken poop while they are roosting/sleeping.
  3. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    do a search in the coop/run section and you'll find several types of converted sheds & playhouses that have been made into adorable and quite serviceable coops. I think one of the main issues would be to make sure & add enough ventilation. Sounds like you have the makings of a nice coop! Congrats! [​IMG]

    ETA: edited to add WELCOME! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2010
  4. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    You will find lots of help in the coop threads if you do a search. You will want to put in windows/ventilation for sure.
  5. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    In my opinion something like that would act as an oven, but I guess you could make it work [​IMG]
  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I use a rubbermaid shed for a coop. Mine is smaller than yours. Works great. It does not heat up the way you might think. That being said I'm in the Seattle area, and my coop is in the shade, mostly. I like the fact that it is spotlessly dry inside, and easy to clean. For pictures check out my BYC page.

    Last edited: Jul 13, 2010

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