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Sheds from Home Depot, Fleet Farm, Menards etc.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by keeperofthechickens, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. keeperofthechickens

    keeperofthechickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Not much of a capenter and may go and try to convert a shed you can buy at the big box hardware stores. Anybody have recommends?
     
  2. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    keeperofthechickens [​IMG]
    Welcome to the site!
    Check out the home page for info on coops, and also this link has info on converting sheds:
    http://www.freewebs.com/professorchicken/coops.htm

    Check the other threads in this section, I think a couple of people here may have done this!
    Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  3. thechickenfarmer

    thechickenfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Keeper,
    My husband and father in law were going to build me a nice shed. After we priced the materials I decided to buy one at home depot instead. It was actually less than the material and it was delivered in 2 weeks and up in an hour. I have no doubt they could have built something nicer but time was of the essence as I was over zealous and already had the chicks in the house and they were getting big fast! Here's a few pics. Over all I'm happy with it and it wasn't expensive. If I were to do it again I would get a bigger one with another window. It lacks good light. [​IMG] jen


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  4. keeperofthechickens

    keeperofthechickens Out Of The Brooder

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    That looks just about perferct, is there a brand name?
     
  5. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    Keeper, the coop like jen has works fine. Stay away from the metal sheds, they heat up in the summer and are not a good choice.

    Jen, you easily cut a hole for another window, it would'nt take much with some help.

    bigzio
     
  6. keeperofthechickens

    keeperofthechickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Whats the size of that shed 10x10?

    How many birds do you have in there?

    Thanks
     
  7. HenHappy

    HenHappy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    on my way to you....
    It looks like those girls are mooning you out the window!!! TeeHee:lol:
     
  8. thechickenfarmer

    thechickenfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    The shed I bought at home depot, was from Sheds USA. I just looked up their web site from the invoice and it's not working. It's 8x10 in cedar and I have 15 chickens in it. I would put in another window but I think we'll turn it into a garden shed since it's right near my garden. We have plans to build a barn on our property and when we do the chickens will have a bigger space there. It was great for starting since I wasn't sure I'd like raising chickens, which of course I do. [​IMG] Jen
     

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