Help with designing...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Lifetime chicken lover, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. Lifetime chicken lover

    Lifetime chicken lover Songster

    Jun 26, 2009
    Rogers, MN
    a large shipping crate. I have a 5'x5'x9' shipping crate that I'd like to turn into a winter coop to put in my garage. I have been looking at other designs but none of them seem to fit to my situation. I want to raise it from the ground but what do I use that will support all of that weight? cinder blocks? a huge 4x4 frame? I also need to make it as easily accessible for cleaning as possible- do you think a door in the middle third will be adequate? Any creative suggestions are appreciated. [​IMG]
  2. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

    May 6, 2010
    My Coop
    Can you send a pic of it?
  3. buildingmyark

    buildingmyark Songster

    May 2, 2010
    I think that cinder blocks or bricks will work well. That way, you can easily disassemble and store it when the warm weather arrives. I think that you're on the right track for sure. I would love to see pics of what you're working with too!

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