How I converted a horse barn into a cool coop!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by daisychick, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

    Feb 8, 2009
    Colorado
    Go to my page at this link to see it.


    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=22614

    This is my new coop. The chickens have been in there a few weeks now and seem to love it. I used part of my horse "lean to" or shelter to make a coop and a run. It was easier than I thought to put wood walls onto a steel frame metal building. So check it out and see how we did it.
     
  2. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2009
    Michigan
    That is SNAZZY. I could put my office in there! The woodwork is so nice!!!!
     
  3. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    VERY nice!
     
  4. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    Oh, wow, that's awesome!

    The horse seems to be feeling a little jealous [​IMG]
     
  5. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Virginia
    Good thinking making it so big - room for LOTS more chickens [​IMG]
     
  6. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

    Feb 8, 2009
    Colorado
    wanna know what the fancy woodwork is??? Old fence pickets. We had a stack of them laying around. We just cut of the pointed end and used them as siding. Worked great. Then I just water sealed them.
     
  7. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

    Feb 8, 2009
    Colorado
    Quote:Oh yeah I made it as big as I could. And I even thought that someday the horse could give up another stall and I could put another building on the other end of the run. [​IMG] Always thinking ahead. But don't tell my DH this....he can't believe that my chicken house is bigger than his work shed. [​IMG]
     
  8. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Bee-yooo-ti-ful! [​IMG]
     
  9. Chicken03

    Chicken03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats great!!![​IMG] What a good idea. [​IMG]
     
  10. callie

    callie New Egg

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    I love it! I love the tunnel. I think it is a great idea and one that I will use to get the chickens around the water trough!
     

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