1. CuriousQueen

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    C3C722CC-F118-498B-937C-F4F54E0B59A0.jpeg 1B0E955C-987D-474B-826B-591E753C4B32.jpeg FAD3525B-41F1-4971-8C66-C2C15A3139BC.jpeg FAD3525B-41F1-4971-8C66-C2C15A3139BC.jpeg A1E1FE2E-5B2C-478E-A28E-048061F93963.jpeg DD0BB9B3-795F-498F-9D94-DF3DE51671FC.jpeg DD0BB9B3-795F-498F-9D94-DF3DE51671FC.jpeg we have been working on redoing a delapidated shed into a coop.
    There are some things we are still doing and/or need to redo.
    Needs reroofing, and some more ventilation.
    We couldn’t move it since the posts are set in concrete. Need to add new gutters and caulk lower edges, trim and caulk again. The concrete got damp last night from leaking under the building edge. Hopefully the above will fix that.
    I am considering even though on concrete adding an elevated wooden floor. To ensure complete dryness.
    The chicken door has not been finalized yet. Hardware cloth is going to be added to the under ridge ventilation to keep out predators and the window will be covered too.
    What am I missing?
    I need suggestions. I want to finish this weekend if it doesn’t rain. My chicks are in a 4x4 pen and growing fast,
    Of course a pen is being built too. I have some portable dog pen panels to use until that is finished.
    I have 5 Barred holland chicks. 2 roosters and 3 hens. That will need addressing too, lol
    The building is 8x8.
    Before and after pics.
     
  2. Rose Quartz

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    I'd be concerned with the seeping water damaging the lower part of the building. do you think digging a drainage trench around the concrete would help keep the water out? Gutters would probably help keep the water from coming in too. It looks good. :D with your mentioned changes, it looks ready for some chickies. do you have roosts set up inside?
     
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  3. CuriousQueen

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    Hmmm... maybe I could extend that roof line out a bit.
    I’m going to caulk and trim the bottom with cedar.
     
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  4. CuriousQueen

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    do you have roosts set up inside?[/QUOTE]

    Nothing done to the inside yet. I was just looking at someone’s poop boards. She has an Amish built round roofed coop that is tooooo cute!!!!
    Ok so it probably won’t get finished this weekend,
    Because I love that poop board!
     
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    That might help too. I don't know about in a single piece, but I've heard that cedar wood shavings are not good for chickens. I don't know if that's accurate. but maybe check in to that before you use cedar.
     
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    The outside trim is cedar. It isn’t on the inside at all. I hope that won’t be a problem!!
     
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    It has to do with the smell I think it's mainly an issue for in an enclosed space. Chickens lungs work differently from humans.
     
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    Does anyone have an issue with an updraft on gambrel roofs that have that open ledge area?
    I hope I explained that well enough.
    With the turbine on the roof, I’m worried about up draft. It is going to be reroofed but not anytime soon. I can fix any issues with that later. But don’t want my chickens roosting near a draft.
     
  9. Rose Quartz

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    The draft should only be an issue if its blowing right at them while theyre roosting. Or if it lets snow in in the winter.
     
  10. rosemarythyme

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    Cedar is fine to use in coop builds, it'll air out quickly. It's mostly shavings that you want to avoid as they tend to be very aromatic.
     
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