Keter Manor Resin Shed As a Coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by LambsBYChicks, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. LambsBYChicks

    LambsBYChicks In the Brooder

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    Hello,

    I have been looking at getting the Keter Manor 4'x6' resin shed and modifying for our chicken coop. I plan on getting 5 pullet day old chickens (barred rocks, orps, EE, and possible a Brahma). I have been looking online pre-fab coops, and they all just seem to get horrible reviews. I like the fact that the Keter Manor resin shed is one that would be easy to access and easy to clean. We do however live in Southeast Wisconsin and it can get brutally cold.

    Has anyone successful modified this shed or similar in colder climates? It on sale for $199.00 right now which I think is a pretty good price.

    https://www.menards.com/main/buildi...42-c-9658.htm?tid=5094629991894507210&ipos=16
     
  2. JDN

    JDN Songster

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    I don't see why it wouldn't work.

    The more I research on here, the big concern isn't cold, its moisture. So, someone in Wisconsin can have less problems with the cold than someone in Georgia, provided the Wisconsin coop is well ventilated, if the Georgia coop doesn't ventilate well and has moisture.

    Heat and moisture rise, so adding some kind of vent, soffit, etc, at the top will help that. Its why Woods style coops are effective in Northern climates.

    This person did something similar.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/th...op-construction-thread.1198632/#post-18970419
     
  3. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    That one is very thin, but if you reinforce the corners and roof peak with 2x4's and add a better door lock its doable. If you want to avoid all that there is one called the keter factor, same size but thicker walls and I think it has a skylight but it would cost a little more. :)
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    4x6 will be tight quarters for 5 birds in WI winters...
    ....unless you plan a large weather proof run.
     

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