1. bossdog004

    bossdog004 In the Brooder

    Sep 6, 2007
    Tampa, FL
    I have 8 5ft x 10 foot kennels on concrete. My dogs no longer use them and I am wanting to start a chicken coop.

    Has anyone converted their kennels to coops?

    Any plans or ideas would be great.

  2. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Songster

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    I have not done this!

    I believe that would work!

    I would refrase question to get more people imput!
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Lots of people here have converted their old dog kennels with coops inside...hope someone helps you out with pics...if not go to the coop section here on BYC or the other BYC ezboard and look thru the coop thread pics....

    I use my old kennels for one of my outside runs from the henhouse....
  4. NJfarmer

    NJfarmer Songster

    Jul 28, 2007
    New Jersey and Maine
    I used a dog kennel for a coop check out my page
  5. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Not the best picks of the run but here it is.

    I have a 10x10 kennel with double doors that I use as a run. I built a coop on the outside though I did use a dog house when they were small. The kennel has a panel in the center so I can divide and use it for bitties when I get them in the spring.
  6. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    I have side by side dog kennels as coops.



    I lined the bottoms and top with wire and you HAVE to shut them in a night!! We had a weasel go RIGHT THROUGH the chain link!
  7. bossdog004

    bossdog004 In the Brooder

    Sep 6, 2007
    Tampa, FL
    Looks good!
  8. Rebeccahorse

    Rebeccahorse In the Brooder

    Jul 10, 2007
    I am using a 6 x 8 x6 kennel frame.
    It no longer has chain link but I covered
    it completely with chicken wire. I think if you made sure every possible spot is secure then I think it would be fine.
  9. robin416

    robin416 Songster

    Feb 6, 2007
    From personal experience, do not use poultry netting for security. I've encountered my first ever predator trouble. It actually managed to break two layers of poultry netting to try and get in to my guinea coop. Didn't matter it still couldn't get in because there was 2X4 welded wire that it could not get through.

    Just because you've never had predator problems does not mean you won't, just ask me.
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2007
  10. Bamaman

    Bamaman In the Brooder

    Sep 12, 2007
    cullman and auburn, al

    You can see some of mine on the left side of the pic. My dad ran for sheriff so i used his big political signs as wind and rain shields on the north side of the kennel. Since your in florida you could use tarps on the sides. That way you could roll them up in the summer to get better ventilation. I am probably going to put tarps on mine this year. I have two sides that rain can blow in, and that causes a mess. I'll try to get better pics this weekend.

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