Outdoor shed into chicken coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by callen0912, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. callen0912

    callen0912 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    While researching more options for coops, I read somewhere (could've been here, but don't remember... I've done A LOT of reading lol) that some people opt to turn outdoor sheds into chicken coops, some even buy new sheds to make into coops. How many of you here have done this? Any pointers on how to do it? I'm beginning to REALLY like this idea, and think it will give me the most space or my money I feel like. Considering maybe this particular shed. I feel like this would give me more than enough space to begin with as well as room to grow into when I add more hens down the road.

    http://www.lowes.com/pd_274588-25-L...or+storage+sheds&page=1&facetInfo=$200 - $400
     
  2. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have that exact same shed.
    I don't recommend one.There is no way to mount thing unless you build an internal framing,windows are not easy to install.
    I paid $300 for the shed and over $250 in extras and it still needs improvement
     
  3. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    It is much easier to do with a wooden structure. I have done this and the shed was wooden.
    Then chicken math hit and I needed a larger structure so I tore it down and built a new one.
    Good to see you are thinking ahead on adding hens. Chicken math can be a bugger.

    I looked for some pics of the shed conversion but I think they were on my old computer when it died.

    Best wishes for your adventure.

    Babs
     
  4. maybaby45

    maybaby45 Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought about converting a shed but I think I'm going with the ez frame kit and modifying it as needed. I couldn't figure out how to convert the shed since the frame is metal and not wood.
     
  5. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. callen0912

    callen0912 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm... Maybe not such a great idea after all lol. We don't have an old shed to turn into a coop, so if I went this route buying a new one would have to be the route we take.
     
  8. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    There is always building from scratch too. Pun intended lol.

    I built this 8x14 for about 1200 dollars.

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    I used reclaimed metal roofing and searched craigs list for lumber options.
    The walls are 2x4 on 24" centers
    The roof trusses are 2x6 on 24"centers
    I built my windows out of salvaged smoked lexan and 1x3 boards using a lot of screws to secure the lexan.
     
  9. callen0912

    callen0912 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    Sometimes at season change the home improvement stores do have already built demo sheds on clearance. It may be worth checking into.
     

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