The Camper/Rv coop, special challenges?

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I went down the rabbit hole of coops made from pull campers, small c class rvs, pick up bed campers last night and at lunch today.

Lots of cheap ones around here. 1/2 the price of a shed for the cheapest.

I couldn’t find any cautions about going this route.

Are there any special considerations in terms of materials incompatible with chickens?
 

rosemarythyme

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Just want to make sure you can provide enough ventilation, make sure any thing they shouldn't get into is removed or covered (insulation, wiring, etc), and possibly reinforce floors as I've read about predators going through floors on a bus or car build before.
 
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aart

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Just want to make sure you can provide enough ventilation
...and protect that ventilation from rain infiltration.
Most those type 'vehicles' have no roof overhang.

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I used a camper top as a roof, and made the front wall of the coop recessed from the front edge of the camper top.... that makes the front wall sheltered.

That front wall is half open, so lots of ventilation.

I also made a length of the back wall a vent. That vent has no roof overhang, but is mostly hidden in a bush, so sheltered.
 

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