Metal shed for coop in WV


Will Barter For Coffee
12 Years
May 6, 2007
Columbia Gorge, OR
It's gonna be cold in winter and hot in summer. You would have to make sure to use a heat light in the winter, and give them plenty of outside room and shade for summer.

I had a metal shed coop in Texas and it was really tough on them. In summer alone 5 hens went through two gallons of water a day and still were panting. The coop was HOT! In winter, if I didn't use a heat light, I would lose one to freezing temps.

Hope that helps you. I think a vinyl shed would work better, btw, if you are thinking of purchasing something. Our vinyl shed is great and I'm thinking of purchasing a second. You just need a Sawsall to cut a door for them, and some windows. See my coop page for ideas.
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11 Years
Mar 3, 2008
Hi, it should be the same weather conditions as Cranberry- a bit colder in the mountain areas - warmer in towns/cities.
We live in Preston Co. and it is quite cold and snowy here - compared to Morgantown ( 20miles away ) that is at least 10 degrees warmer year round.

i would think that with plenty of hay/bedding they would be OK, altho here, I will probably put a small electric heater in with them in their uninsulated coop - for the coldest days.

Hope you like it here in the Mountains!

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