Moving them

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by shakecc, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. shakecc

    shakecc In the Brooder

    May 26, 2008
    Central OH
    Well instead of buildling a new coop, my husband and I decided to section a 8' x 4' section of our garden shed to turn into a coop. Keeping in mind we have NO construction experience we were truely winging it! We kept a sense of humor and muddle through and are pretty proud of ourselves! My only concern is the size...I hope it is going to be large enough for our 7 chicks. Today is their first day in the coop. Now to start on the run...

  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    You guys did a fantastic job!!! [​IMG] If the chicks look to cramped, in the future you can always add on. [​IMG]
  3. I was just thinking that if you added a couple of shelves the birds would roost on them and that it would add to your 'floor space' and make cleaning easier...a well-thought out space and itn't it nice when it's pristine?

    A sense of humor? Well, it's the most important thing! The chicks are pretty amusing! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2008
  4. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    Wow! For winging it you guys did a fantastic job!! Kudos to you both - especially for keeping a sense of humor. [​IMG]

    Your chickens should be very comfortable and happy. That size shed is just fine for your seven chickens. If, oops, sorry - WHEN you get more chickens you will need a larger coop.
  5. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    That looks great!! Even for someone WITH building experience! [​IMG] Way to go.
  6. dixygirl

    dixygirl Songster

    May 14, 2008
    I like that a lot! So bright and clean too
  7. DWavs

    DWavs In the Brooder

    Jul 10, 2008
    Looks great!

    Do you have an exterior window on the opposite side of the nesting boxes? Can get pretty hot in a garden shed.

    Well done!
  8. shakecc

    shakecc In the Brooder

    May 26, 2008
    Central OH
    There is a window opposite the boxes and another opposite the feeder. We have been surprised with how cool the shed stays, but we have still have ordered a solar vent fan to install in hopes draw air through for added ventilation. I sure hope it does not get to hot!
  9. funonahonda

    funonahonda Songster

    Apr 12, 2008
    Central Ohio
    Very nice coop, that looks kinda like mine where I used half of my shed also.
  10. angels4

    angels4 Songster

    That looks great...[​IMG] I actually thought of doing the same thing, but because I store my lawnmower and gasoline in the shed I thought the fumes might cause the chickens to become ill, so I went a another way.

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