Shed conversion

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by lmholmes0614, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. lmholmes0614

    lmholmes0614 New Egg

    Mar 9, 2011
    I have a 2 year old Rubbermaid plastic shed. It is 10x8 with a solid floor and I think we can easily cut chicken access doors in the side. We are also going to add vents along the roof line for air circulation. I was thinking this would be perfect for cleanliness and upkeep. It has great shelving areas to make the nesting areas... I am not sure where to start or if the fact that it is a plastic shed will be too warm cold ect.. we are new at this. So please any suggestions are very welcome!!
  2. MamaChic21

    MamaChic21 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2010
    Jackson, NJ
    Welcome [​IMG]

    I have 7x7 plastic Rubbermaid shed. My chicks and ducks has been using it for approx 3 seasons now. At first, I also thought it would get too cold during winter so at first I added hay then to wood shaving and 1 heated lamp. So far so good but must say add as much as ventilation as you possibly can. Then I took the heated lamp away and they survived. Cleaning is pretty easy especially during summer. I put very light coat of wood shavings and when time to clean, I would hose it away. Good luck [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2011

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