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Old camping trailer as chicken house.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by 70monte, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. 70monte

    70monte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone ever used an old camping trailer as a chicken house? I would like to get some chickens again and have been thinking of building a chicken house. I was checking out CL today and saw a gutted out camping trailer for sale. He is asking $600. He just called me. He said its about 22ft long. It still has a refrigerator and roof air that works. Everything else has been removed. It does still have carpet on the floor which would have to be removed. So, has anyone ever used an old camper as a chicken house? Thanks.

    Wayne
     
  2. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
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    i aint never used 1 as a chicken house but the size of the trailer for the money, i dont see how u could beat it, as long as it is still secure
    by the way its a
    great idea
     
  3. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    First off let me say [​IMG]. It's a great bunch of folks here.
    We built our chicken coop out of our old mobile home trailer and it works fine for us. Maybe not so pretty, but it works, so I see no problem with it.
     
  4. nwmud

    nwmud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say - if you got the space - why not???
    You will want to make sure you got enough ventilation and such for your chickens. Will you attach a run or keep them inside all the time? How many chickens were you thinking about keeping?

    These and many other questions will need to be addressed before you make a final decision.
     
  5. 70monte

    70monte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the quick replies. I would like to have about 15-20 chickens and plan to let them free range. My girlfriend and I live on her Grandmother's farm so we have the room to put it. Looking at the pictures, the trailer looks longer than 22ft to me. More like 25ft or so. Here is link to the ad if it works. http://springfield.craigslist.org/rvs/1213522111.html

    Wayne
     
  6. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
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    cool it would make an awsome coop, plenty of room, etc the only thing i would be concerned about is ventilation,
     
  7. danielbrown

    danielbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chicken coop camper
     
  8. Lucky Ducky

    Lucky Ducky Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know I saw on here that someone had pics of their coop that they made out of a mobile home. They landscaped around it with some vines that grew up on it and it looked very nice. I'd do it in a heartbeat if I could find a nice deal like that. [​IMG]
     
  9. annek

    annek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it is a great idea! Plus the chickens have a fridge for their beer and ac! what a deal! I say go for it, you can always punch holes in it for ventilation and put in a nice fence for a run.

    Take pics when you do it.
     
  10. annek

    annek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Those chickens just kept on comin' out! I would like to see the inside of that trailer, whew!
     

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