Is the bus coop worth a shot?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by acrossthebranch, May 16, 2011.

  1. acrossthebranch

    acrossthebranch Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 20, 2010
    South Ga
    I have a great chicken coop but now it's not big enough. Surprise! Doesn't this happen to most of us?! We have this old bus on my husband's grandfather's land, and I'm thinking we might try it out! It was my husband's idea, and it might just have potential... what do y'all think?

    Clean it out real good, ventilate, laying boxes in the seats, roosts in the back where I can clean by sweeping everything out the back door....

    It requires vision. Am I crazy to think this might work? Thoughts?


  2. HenPenny

    HenPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2011
    Lewisville tx
    Go for it. I have a friend that converted a camper trailer into a coop.
  3. PDurkin

    PDurkin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2010
    Country boy at heart
    I wish I had the opportunity to do that! Good luck, I am sure it will turn out great!
  4. dkvart1

    dkvart1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    Funny you should post this now. This evening I googled chicken coops and someone used the back of an old delivery truck or something similiar to that for an adorable coop. Had big old fenders? around the wheels (hard to believe I'm the daughter of a mechanic! and easy to see I'm not a car person) It was just the back half of a vechile (with the tires still on it), painted an off white with pretty brown trim and was adorable. Great way to recycle! Think I might remove most of the seat though if I were going to convert the bus. If you decide to go for it I'd love to see the pics when it's done.
    Last edited: May 16, 2011
  5. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

    Nov 6, 2009
    I've seen people use RVs.

    I'd strip out out and start from there.
  6. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    I can see your vision too - go for it! [​IMG]
  7. BlueBetween

    BlueBetween Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2011
    Near Seattle
    oh, that's funny, we were JUST talking about something like this over dinner. I say go for it, why not? Depending on how many chickens you have, I'd section off parts of it so you have a storage side and a chicken side.
  8. BlueBetween

    BlueBetween Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2011
    Near Seattle
  9. tinydancer87

    tinydancer87 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2011
    SE Georgia
    AWESOME!! Do it!
  10. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
    Western Washington
    Take out the seats. Build nest boxes. Much easier to clean.

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