Potting shed turned chicken coop?

TurkenMomma

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So I currently have 4 Silkies, about to be 3 because my roo is WAY to noisy for our neighbors. I have a pre-fab coop which so far has worked ok but I would love to be able to stand up and clean it, instead of having to bend all sorts of ways. My DH is not handy and I am a teacher, so we don't have oodles of money to spend on a new coop. However... I have this little potting shed in my backyard. I'm trying to visualize how I would go about coopifying it. Any thoughts? Pictured is my current coop and then our little shed. It is about 7 feet tall, with a footprint of 7x5. It has a plywood floor. Is this too big for just a few chickens?


 

CGilbert

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You can never have too much room :)
I currently have an 8x10 that houses 9 (3 of which are only 2 months old, so tiny). It helps having that much room in the winter months because they don't feel crammed into a small co-op because they don't want to go outside.
 

Inspektor

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I'm a little bit of a redneck, bit I would put that she'd in place of the old coop. Cut a door under that window so you can still have viewing pleasure and if the sun rises on that window it can heat it in winters. Maybe slap some shelving/nesting boxes up inside. May not be the prettiest but I don't think chickens mind. Just a dry place to lay their heads and eggs. Mine isn't the prettiest but it works for me and my chickens.
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Folly's place

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Your shed will be wonderful! Make sure that the base and floor are predator proof; a dirt floor is fine as long as there's perimeter protection (deep solid foundation, or wire). The front could be a big door with a window, and a large hardware cloth window, facing south. Nice! Mary
 

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