Is this shed good for chickens?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by gallery2000, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. gallery2000

    gallery2000 Songster

    Aug 6, 2007
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    That steel could get awfuly hot in summer.
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Those aluminum sheds collect moisture inside real easy. I would worry about heat too.
  4. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    its good and big but I don't think it has good insulation and it may be boiling hot
    on hot days and freezeing cold on cold days.

    I wouldn't recement a steel or plastic shed for a coop but that is a smart idea to buy that shed [​IMG]
  5. chickenwoods

    chickenwoods Songster

    Apr 29, 2007
    I went driving down the roads looking for old worn out barns/sheds,and went up to thier door and ask them if i tore it down if i could have the materials..

    You can find some decent sheet tin on older barns,good enough wood for walls..I'd buy new wood for roof, ran me about 60 dollors for roof wood. Got me a Really nice 15x20x12 ft tall barn for about 60 dollors.Cant beat that!!

    In the summertime you will cook your chickens alive in that shed!! Needs vents,on each side.
  6. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    How many chickens are you planning on? If its just a few, you can do a large dog can buy kits online that are pretty inexpensive.
  7. seedcorn

    seedcorn Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    It could be made to work, if you put ventillation in the roof, some windows in, and insulate the whole thing real well. If you put it under a tree, it'd stop the sun from baking it in the summer.

    You do realize you have to put a foundation under it?
  8. cristina33

    cristina33 Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    I have a metal shed and what I did was I insulated the roof and made a very large screen type door and put chicken doors in and it doesnt get to hot in there. In the winter I do get alot of moisture, but this is the first winter I will have with insulation so I will have to see how it goes. Good Luck!
    Take Care
  9. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    I thought of that too, But I came up with a better Idea.
  10. gallery2000

    gallery2000 Songster

    Aug 6, 2007
    Thanks for all the replies. I will have 10 chickens and one rooster. I have trees.

    I did not realize that you need a foundation.

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