Old barn conversion into chicken coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sadietank, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. sadietank

    sadietank New Egg

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    Hello. I am new to BYC. I have had chickens in the past and had them in a "traditional" style coop. I have an older three stall barn on my property that I would like to use for a coop. The stalls of the barn are open in the front with walls that are about 3/4 from the roof. The barn essentially looks like this in the front, except no gates and the entry ways are wider.
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    I was hoping maybe someone would have suggestions or pictures of a barn they have converted into a coop.


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  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    You have most of the hard work already done. You need to secure it with doors. Small access doors on bottom for chickens, Add ventilation. Add roosts inside. and nesting boxes . Ideally provide windows to have natural daylight inside. Go to the links at the top LEARNING CENTER and COOPS, and you will find many ideas and information.
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  3. sadietank

    sadietank New Egg

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    Thanks so much for the welcome, ideas and advice! What a great site this is for all things chickens![​IMG]
     
  4. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome! Make sure that the base is dig-proof too. Mary
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    My Coop
    That is one sweet building!!

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