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The old red barn converted to chicken coop

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

  1. awheel11

    awheel11 Chirping

    Jun 23, 2010
    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

    Front view

    Side view


    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

    The entrance

    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

    And here are some of the inmates [​IMG]

    Whatcha think?
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2010
  2. briana1975

    briana1975 Songster

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

    j71 In the Brooder

    Aug 27, 2009
    thats a good living for some lucky chickens! [​IMG]
  4. 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 Songster

    Apr 25, 2010
    Southern IL
    That is so picturesque it looks like it should be on a post card. Very nice coop.
  6. beth59

    beth59 In the Brooder

    Jul 2, 2009
    Pensacola, Fl
    Don't paint it! It looks great weathered. Very charming.

  7. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress 9 Years

    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 Chirping

    Jun 19, 2010
    Royse City
    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.
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2010
  10. awheel11

    awheel11 Chirping

    Jun 23, 2010
    thanks everyone! And rrgrassi, those are some good ideas [​IMG]

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