The old red barn converted to chicken coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by awheel11, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. awheel11

    awheel11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some pics of the old red barn converted into the chicken coop. I apologize, the barn is very faded lol

    You can see the run coming out of the back and another off of the side
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    Front view
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    Side view
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    Inside
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    Their run they reduced to dirt, you can see run #2 on the right, also dirt. I gave up! These are now for dust baths and the girls are free ranging lol
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    The entrance
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    This is a run that goes off the other side of the barn through another door. My phoenixes live here and the goat pen is in the back
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    And here are some of the inmates [​IMG]
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    Whatcha think?
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2010
  2. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
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    That looks great. I wish we had a barn in good enough shape to put chicken in.
     
  3. j71

    j71 Out Of The Brooder

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    thats a good living for some lucky chickens! [​IMG]
     
  4. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    I love it! I love the rustic old look of many converted barns and such over the cutesy chicken condos that are mass produced. [​IMG] I love yours - it has so much character!
     
  5. flowerchild59

    flowerchild59 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is so picturesque it looks like it should be on a post card. Very nice coop.
     
  6. beth59

    beth59 Out Of The Brooder

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    Don't paint it! It looks great weathered. Very charming.

    Beth
     
  7. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Wow, I love it!! [​IMG] [​IMG] Great idea! Those chickens sure do make a mess of our yards, huh? 100 percent all natural grass killers. [​IMG]
     
  8. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Oh, I echo others' sentiments: it's gorgeous all weathered like that! You have no need to apologize for it being faded!!
     
  9. rrgrassi

    rrgrassi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like it!!! You may want to consider replacing some of the missing/rotted exterior wood. Also, to keep the weathered look, use a clear sealer on it to protect it further. The sealer may darken it some, though.
     
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  10. awheel11

    awheel11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks everyone! And rrgrassi, those are some good ideas [​IMG]
     

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