Metal Tin Coops?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by StevenW., Aug 13, 2011.

  1. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Well last month we tore down my grandmas old shed and the tin that we took off was still good and with the love of hatching ( [​IMG] )
    I thought I could make a coop since it seems like I keep running out of space. I think theres about maybe 30-40 Sheets?
    Anyone have any pictures or designs?
     
  2. TexasAggieOfc

    TexasAggieOfc Out Of The Brooder

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    I use one of those tin metal sheds from Lowe's as my coop... It works really great, except it is a lil warm out there right now. The girls won't go in it during the day because of the heat (though they will dive in real quick to lay), preferring to rest in the shade under the rabbit pens. I use a water hose to spray the building down to cool it down though.

    Here it is once it was finished, the doors only close in the winter...

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  3. RHRanch

    RHRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Tin can be great for roofing
     
  4. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Quote:I want about 3 of those! [​IMG]

    How much did they cost?
     
  5. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wow! Nice coop!!
     
  6. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wouldn't a shed get really hot in summer?
     
  7. The Driver

    The Driver Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Light colored tin such as galvalum, white, tan and such are cooler during the summer months than asphalt shingles.
     
  8. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Light colored tin such as galvalum, white, tan and such are cooler during the summer months than asphalt shingles.

    Oh! I see!
     
  9. The Driver

    The Driver Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Wow! Nice coop!!

    Thank You!

    Tin is the way to go. Great for siding and blocking wind also!
     

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