Shed conversion coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by brennant, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. brennant

    brennant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a decent size shed on a cement foundation that I converted a part of the shed to a coop. So far, the walls and roosts are in. Next comes finishing the run (top and fortifying the sides of the fence) so the girls can have some free time unsupervised (and safe!).

    Here is the exterior front the of the coop

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    Inside the coop (no nest boxes yet, or door to the run... that is coming)

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    The girls inspecting the new run fence and gate...

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    Need to spend some time finishing the run... the girls are 8 weeks old, so they are getting pretty excited to be out doors.
     
  2. Schroeder

    Schroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice. You have some lucky girls there!
     
  3. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should have 4 sq ft per bird, min. I would do something with the run. Looks like anything could get into it. Trees so close great way for coons to enter pen area. kCan predator dig his way in to pen? Ventilation? Great to have storage right where coop is for food, litter, etc.
     
  4. brennant

    brennant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The vents are at the top of the coop, which you can't see in the pic. (You are looking north and the vents are facing east to reduce draft issues) The coop is 24 sq. ft. and I have 4 birds. The run will be protected with a framed roof/top with hardware cloth. I am also adding a covered area as well to keep them out of the elements if they choose to be outside.

    We have plenty of coons here. The chickens will not be out at night and are pretty well protected in the coop.
     
  5. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    Idaho
    That is going to be one nice pen!
     
  6. Jess N Jeff

    Jess N Jeff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow...look great!!! Your girls are gonna love it!!![​IMG]
     
  7. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
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    Thegirls will love it! You thought about safety and have enough space, they will be fine. Post pics when its finished......
     
  8. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    hat's very nice, I would put a desk and a computer on the other side of the coop and make it my office, it works great when my wife kick me out [​IMG]
     
  9. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
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    I was thinking that little wall should be movable, so when you "accidentally" get more birds they'll still fit. [​IMG]
     
  10. brennant

    brennant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] It's all screwed in, not nailed!

    Now with daylight savings, getting anything done after work is tough! I just had enough time to fix the gate, and set up the temporary roof to keep them dry outside. <sigh>

    More pics to come!

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    bok bok!
     

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