Summer to Winter Coop Conversion

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by BWSY, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. BWSY

    BWSY Out Of The Brooder

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    That's the coop. It's changed some from that photo. But you get the idea.

    My question.....What do you think about this?

    I have some green house panels. The kind that is about one inch thick with cells. So I was thinking that I could cut them to match the sides and roof that are exposed to the elements. Kinda like a sun room. Attach them during the colder months and remove them during the hot months.

    Weather here can vary from nice summers to extreme heat......to mild shorts wearing winters to record snow falls for this area... Richmond, VA
     
  2. oberhaslikid

    oberhaslikid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats kinda what I do here in Ohio. I think I would at least leave the door undone for ventelation.The panel would heat up even in the winter sun.I use my green house to house the young birds in and it can get comfy sometimes.
     
  3. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    Where do you live? The requirements for a winter coop in North Dakota are entirely different than the requirements for a winter coop in Florida.
     
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Ahhh...I miss Va. weather! I think your plan sounds fine...very doable. [​IMG]
     
  5. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    I read the OP 3 times and not once did I notice the last bit about the weather. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Definitely sounds like a good plan for VA.
     
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Lol, I missed the location too when I read it.
     
  7. R&RCoop

    R&RCoop Out Of The Brooder

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    We live in TX so not as extreme, but we do put up full D panels in the winter and then take down the middle section on a 10x20 enclosed to give a good breeze through there, but still have plenty of shade, works great and easy to put up take down.
     
  8. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that's a great idea. You could even leave a strip open at the top of the panels so that you can still get good ventilation.
     
  9. BWSY

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    Thanks for the replies. I didn't even think about ventilation. I have some time to think about it more. I'm waiting for lower temps before starting of this project.

    Thanks again.
     

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