New Old Shed Turned Chicken Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by tiffanyh, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    So I live in a 300 year old home and when we bought the house there was an old post and beam shed in the yard that was slowly rotting from bottom up. After 6 years- and many other projects- I finally tackled it and made it into my chicken coop. We have had chickens for years, but a smaller coop.


    Half way through. You can see where I had to replace the lower parts of the old 8x8 and 5x5 beams that were rotted along the bottom.
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    Now.

    Front door made from old shed wood.
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    When you open the door and walk in, the coops are to the right, one for the standards and one for the bantams. There is a small hay loft on the top for hay for the donkey and goats.
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    The nesting boxes are built to open to so that I dont have to walk in the coop itself. The back folds down.
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    Inside standard side. I built pop doors that lift and close from a rope that goes outside the coop and into the shed. I just pull on it to pull it up. No pulley system, just climbing ropes and I hooks.
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    The bantam side. Matching, but smaller nest box.
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    Inside of bantam side. Again, a bit smaller.
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    Happier customer, at least they better be.
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    Dug approves also.
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    Last edited: Dec 12, 2010
  2. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    Very nice! I love Dug. I have a goat named Steve.
     
  3. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    Thanks Nosey.....part II is next spring, the outside of the shed. It has gotten to cold here to do much now....
     
  4. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    I love it! Can't wait to see more pictures!
     
  5. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    Thanks!
     
  6. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2010
    Great idea. And what a handsome roo this is. [​IMG]
     
  7. gavinandallison

    gavinandallison Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2010
    Matthews, NC.
    Keep it going!!
     
  8. LadyWoodsong

    LadyWoodsong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice!!

    We also took an old existing shed and transformed it for our chicken coop. You can see pics on my BYC page. [​IMG]
     
  9. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    My boss has a goat named after me. He's also Steve. I helped my cousin pull a bull calf a few years ago. He named it after me. Now there's an 1800 pound bull named Little Steevie.

    OOps, sorry to steal your thread, tiffanyh, That is a great job on the refurbished coop. Cute Donk too!
     
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  10. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    I wanna see a pic of the 300 yr old house!
     

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