This barn is in a sad state but it seems it's structural goods are still in good shape. Looking at this barn, would you tear it down and start new or would you put on a new roof, clear it out and put up new walls? The people before us seems to have used part of it for storage of unwanted furniture and we plan to haul all that out. There are three rooms to it and a through-way to easily access the other part of the barn and pasture. Since we're in Florida we're thinking of tearing off the walls in one room and sealing it with chicken wire. We would of course put up some walls enough for shelter from wind/rain and for nest boxes. Now we wouldn't seal up the entire thing for chickens, we also would like to raise our rabbits and some quail out there. After I add the photos I'll give you a better idea of what we'd like to do with it's current layout since you'll be more familiar with the structure. East facing side of barn, room 1 on the left, room 2 dead center, through-way then room 3 on the right. Room 1, facing south. Roof in room 1. Western wall with door that has been boarded over on the outside. Northern wall. Eastern wall with another door that has been boarded up from the outside. Room 2 on left, through-way and room 3 on far right. Room 2. It wasn't fully enclosed so it's not technically a room but we're wanting to turn it into one. Southern wall of room 2. Western wall of room 2. Roof in room 2 and through-way. More roof in through-way. Northern wall in through-way. Room 3, facing south-west. Room 3, facing north-west. Northern wall of barn. Northern wall of through-way from the west side of the barn. Through-way, room 2 and part of room 1 from the west. Rest of room 1 from the west. View of barn from the south. Extra structure. Closer view of the extra structure. Now for room 1, that would be the chicken coop. We would tear off all the walls and seal it with chicken wire. Room 2 would become our room for rabbits and maybe meet room 2 and 3 in the middle so they both have more space. Room 3 would be used for quail. The entire roof would be replaced and built specifically with a rainwater catchment system in mind. Our second structure is near our pond and we were considering clearing it out (chopping down those trees under it) and enclosing it to become a duck house. The structure is sound. Now is there anything I'm overlooking here? I'm no expert on coops or buildings and so I'm sure that I am not thinking of this from all possible angles. Should we tear it down and start over or is this salvagable? I would love to hear some opinions from people who have "been there, done that". I will be hiring someone qualified to do this, if that matters at all.