Shed Coops Thread

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by enggass, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2010
    Mid-Coast Maine
    Please share your Shed Coop ideas and plans. Looking to see different sizes, layout options and pics.
    I will be building a 6'x8' with metal roof this spring. I'm sure others will be starting theirs soon too... Never too early to start planning.
    Please share.
  2. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2010
    I am building a plain three sided 12X10 shed with an attached run. We don't really have winter here so no need for a fully enclosed building. Just something for them to get out of the rain and to stay dry.
  3. TajMahalChickens

    TajMahalChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2010

    Here is my coop in building. On the right is the chicken coop part; on the left is a storage shed. you can see the white waterproof siding we used on the inside so that I could hose it out. The windows are single pane, which don't keep heat in very well, but we are going to cover them with plexi glass to see if that helps.

    The slanted roof has been great, no leaks yet.

    If you look at the first and second pic, you will see a 2x4 going horizontal to the lower left of the windows. This is th "poop cleaning door." I put the perch right above this door, so that I can just open the door and rake out the accumulated under-the-perch poo. I actually put a tarp on the floor then put bedding over the tarp, then all I have to do is pull the tarp right out the door and it is clean. That makes it alot easier since the stuff under the perch is usually quite built up and packed down and hard to shovel.

    You can also see in the first and second pics were we stuffed insulation tarps between that interior ceiling and the roof.
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2010
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    One of the coolest things I ever saw here on BYC was this photo of a row of nest boxes:

    So simple, it's elegant. I want to use it some day.
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2010

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