Question on adding coop in existing barn

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by marcymass, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. marcymass

    marcymass New Egg

    Mar 22, 2016
    We have a decent sized barn located on the property of home we just purchased. We would like to build a coop inside of it, but the perfect location inside has dimensions that would ultimately become 5ft by 18ft. The roof can be as high as we want it to be. What is the highest that would be useable space for the chickens? The interior of our coop will only be for the roosts, hen boxes, feeding/water - not storage ect. Thanks!
  2. JackE

    JackE Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 26, 2010
    North Eastern Md.
    Make it more than high enough, so you can walk around in there without ducking, that's it. Inside a barn, you don't even have to worry about building a solid wood roof/ceiling. Just use chicken wire.

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