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Metal shed turned coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Moonbaby, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. Moonbaby

    Moonbaby In the Brooder

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    20170621_190813.jpg 20170621_190831.jpg 20170621_191057.jpg 20170621_191129.jpg 20170621_210202.jpg 20170621_210254.jpg Hi all! I'm new posting here but I'm not new to the site :) I searched here for coop ideas when we expanded our flock and needed a bigger coop. I thought I would share some pictures of what we came up with. We bought an 8'x10' metal shed from Lowe's, and built a solid wood platform for it, which we covered with a sheet of vinyl flooring . We added a window and four screened vents, we also have plans for more vents on the other two sides. We cut out a small door in the side that leads to the chicken run, we framed the door and added 2 locks on the outside for extra security! Today we finished some screen doors for keeping the coop airy during the day. Finally, we added top and bottom locks to the large sliding doors. Hopefully these pictures will be helpful in giving others coop ideas.
     
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  2. Flashpoint

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    I like it Moonbaby! I just realized I have a 10 x 10 metal shed still in a box. I should do exactly what you have done. Time....time....time.....time.... I need to figure out where I left all the time!! :lau:wee
     
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    Pork Pie Flockwit Premium Member

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    Looking good :thumbsup
     
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    UrbnGardenPeeps Chirping

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    Clever!
     
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    Flashpoint Crowing

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    I just came back and printed out this post - I am so seriously going to do this for my turkeys! Thank you Moonbaby!
    :frow:wee
     
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