repurposing old hog barn

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by IAEchickens, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. IAEchickens

    IAEchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Has anyone done this? Any special considerations for being on concrete constantly? There will not be any outside runs

    Going to use a few unused pens for some grow out pens. Lots of cleaning to do. Each pen is about 8' x 25'. Will put netting or woven wire up to the ceiling. If I only go to the bottom of rafters, I think I would have to cover the top. Should have plenty of ventilation in the summer. Depending on the number of birds, might not be to great for winter unless I spent a ton closing it up. Might have breeding pens and some rabbit hutches in one pen.


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  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Concrete is the perfect base for the deep litter system.

    Boy, would I have fun with that set up. Many many possibilities!
     
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  3. IAEchickens

    IAEchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Any ideas you'd like to share?
     
  4. Balloonjuice

    Balloonjuice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Local feed mill is turning pallet wood into nesting boxes. I'm going into town soon to pick up a couple and I'll upload a pic of them. They have two compartments per unit and selling them for $15 per unit (7.50 per nesting box).
     
  5. IAEchickens

    IAEchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's one area netted in
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    Here's the older group with same hay for bedding.
     

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