New in FL questions about a metal shed coop

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by k8frisby1, May 12, 2016.

  1. k8frisby1

    k8frisby1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all! I'm so excited to start this new adventure. I just need advice on a coop. I plan on keeping 3-4 bantam hens and want to use our metal shed as a coop. It has a concrete foundation and is in good shape. The plan is to take off the doors, and a panel from each side and cover with hardware cloth and also add vents around sides up top. I'm also building an attached run on one side. My concern is with the heat...should I put a box fan inside to keep them cool, as well? It's in a fairly shaded area but temps where I am reach over 100 degrees some days and with the high humidity it makes it feel worse. Any insight is greatly appreciated!!
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

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