Question on using storage sheds as coops?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Toyota85, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. Toyota85

    Toyota85 New Egg

    Mar 17, 2012
    Tehachapi CA
    Just curious how many people have used storage sheds as coops? How did it work for you and what modifications if any did you have to do to it? Lastly any pics? Thanks


    Currently raising a mixed flock containing 1-Barred Rock, 1-Rhode Island Red, 1-Buff Orpington, 1-Easter Egger, 1- Silver Laced Wynadotte, 1-Appenzeller and 2-Cochins

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  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Hi Robert! [​IMG]

    Both of my coops were built by me and DH. However, I am thinking of selling my bantam coop and buying a storage shed (expanding). I already know that I'll have to add ventilation (most sheds come with only one little vent) and windows, because I like lots of light. If you want electricity available, you'd need to run that in. And you'd probably want to put vinyl down on the floor - or thick porch paint -to make the floor water resistant. Cut out a pop door and add roosts (which you'd have to do on a built coop anyhow), and there you have it. I know we'll spend more $$$ buying a shed, but it saves SO much time and energy. I hope some folks with shed coops send you some pics...

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