OK, another crazy idea....

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mcdaid36, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. mcdaid36

    mcdaid36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone ever converted a steel shed into a chicken coop? Is this even possible? My husband said it would be easy enough to add windows and vents, but I've never heard of such a thing. Plus the insulation for the winter - how would we install it. It's a lot to think about, and I'm wondering if it's even possible...
     
  2. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, you could do it. You don't really need to insulate it, just getting out of the wind and elements is enough for a chicken. Just make sure to make the roosts, and nesting boxes out of wood though. Good luck!
     
  3. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I metal shed would work fine. As long as the inside doesn't let the wind or the rain in that would be fine. Unless you live in a real cold climate, they don't need the insulation.

    Good luck with your coop!
     
  4. mcdaid36

    mcdaid36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. We live in the lower part of NY. Definitely gets below freezing in the winter, but anything in the single digits or below is rare.
     
  5. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, you may need to dub your fowl though to prevent frostbite to the combs and wattles where you live. Also make sure to provide wide roosts to keep their toes healthy too.
     

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