Hello everyone

debshutts

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7 Years
Oct 18, 2012
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Lampasas, TX
Hi all!

I'm just beginning to prepare for some spring chickens! Hoping to get lots of advice and simple wisdom on raising and housing chickens.

One question I'd like to start with is: It seems like everyone is building separate buildings to house their chickens. I'm wondering if it's possible/wise to build a separate area inside my already-existing barn to house chickens. I'm thinking I could put a separate, well-insulated and well-ventilated 'Chicken Room' inside the barn, build a little self-contained indoor run for bad weather, and an exit to go outdoors to a run next to the barn for better weather. I currently house 3 horses 5 cats, feed, hay, etc, in the barn, but do have quite a bit of space that's just going to waste.

Can anyone advise me on possible downsides to this? It would save me quite a bit of time, trouble and expense if I could do this. Plus, having chickens right in the barn next to the horses would do those horses a WORLD of good!

I'd welcome your thoughts and wisdom!

Thanks!

Deb
 
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. As long as you have proper ventilation I don't see why you couldn't build a chicken room in your barn.
 
Three of my friends keep ALL animals in the barn, but most of us dont have a barn and WISH we would!! lol Good luck!!

 

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