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shed for ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tadpole98, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. tadpole98

    tadpole98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hows this one?
    problem is, its metal. Which would get very hot in the summer. So I would install LOTS of windows and vents for ventilation. Whats your opinion on it? should I buy or wait for something else to come along? I could house 20 ducks in there.. [​IMG]
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I think sheds can be a great coop idea but I'm not sure how hard it would be to install lots of ventilation on it without damaging the structure.
     
  3. tadpole98

    tadpole98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    your right, and after thinking about it, why is it so cheap? its kinda making me nervous. Something is probably wrong with it.
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I don't honestly see that as cheap. I find similar models brand new around here for around 300 directly from the store. I see storage sheds on craigslist locally all the time for around 100.
     
  5. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    I"ll be honest and say i wouldn't use a metal structure, i am sure this is where someone will step in and say they do lol but generally you want breathable materials for buildings that house livestock...

    For here between our wind, constant changing temperatures, metal would be a nightmare no matter how well you attempted to vent it.

    Any sources for recycled wood? that is a way to cut cost, we cut our window costs by using antique.
     
  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Yes, I would avoid a metal structure since for living things one wants to mitigate swings in temperature, and metal's not so good for that.

    I have seen some neat sheds made from pallets. If you are looking for pre-made, pallets aren't the answer, eh?

    Hmmmm. I like the dimensions of it, but for all the effort to retrofit it to try to make it work, you might consider building one from pallets...
     
  7. tadpole98

    tadpole98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you all have very good points. we are going to build ours out of sheathing and siding and better building materials. Im not one for a pallet made structure. it would take alot more time to build it most likely. and we dont know where to get pallets. [​IMG]
     
  8. jdyson

    jdyson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look on Craigslist for pallets. People give the, away all the time. My coop is made out of pallets and plywood and it didn't take long at all. :)
     
  9. tadpole98

    tadpole98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I never thought of that, will do!
     
  10. jdyson

    jdyson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I figure out how to post pictures I will be more than happy to post one. I also have a little condo coop made out of an engine crate. It's really cool.
     

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