Help me turn this old shed into a coop!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by TwistedSerpent, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. TwistedSerpent

    TwistedSerpent Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So this old garden shed is going to be turned into a coop. It needs a lot of work but I think once done it will be very nice. My hopes are to free range them but building a run wont be difficult. It definatly has to be cleaned out of all the junk in it first, I do think I'm going to keep the makeshift shelving in there for roosts/nest boxes. There's a hole in one of the corners where some creature burrowed in but I havent seen anything about.

    Any recommendations before I start?

    the front-

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    The side, where the chicken door will most likely be
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    The back, its sheeted with tin for some reason
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    And inside-

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  2. TwistedSerpent

    TwistedSerpent Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just noticed theres a bag of something hanging on the inside of it, no idea at all whats in it
     
  3. ADozenGirlz

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    Ooh, the possibilities! What kind of climate do you live in?
     
  4. chickenboy21

    chickenboy21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    possibly where the old windows are try to rig it so that you could open or close them to regulate ventilation.... goodluck [​IMG]
     
  5. TwistedSerpent

    TwistedSerpent Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in Montana, so dry, a few months of tolerable hot, then more months of cold. The shed has that one tin side, I think some tin lining the inside and a tin roof, it holds heat very well.
     
  6. TwistedSerpent

    TwistedSerpent Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The mystery bag is full of baling twine, I'm sorry not very exciting. The window is actually screened and opens. Its definatly a home built shed but its so solid and little thinks like a screened window tell that it was made with some talent.
     
  7. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

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    You definitely have something to work with-
     
  8. ADozenGirlz

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