Turning a metal shed into a coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by acissej, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. acissej

    acissej Out Of The Brooder

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    I am already planning for a few years down the road when we build a garage and will have a metal shed we will no longer need. Sounds like a perfect time to expand my flock methinks! We noticed that when we first got the shed it held condensation like CRAZY and all of our stuff was getting wet, so we added vents in the front and back and now it seems fine. Has anyone used a metal shed for a coop before? I do worry about condensation since I know it's prone to that. I also worry about it getting too hot or too cold. I could always add more ventilation.
     
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  2. acissej

    acissej Out Of The Brooder

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    Heh, I guess no one has experience with this?
     
  3. MrChicken207

    MrChicken207 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seems that way, but I'd give it time. I'd be concerned with the temperatures myself (then again Northern Maine gets a little bit colder than Washington State. If you could build a thin wall on the inside,2x2's and 1/4 inch plywood for example, it might help. No formal insulation would be needed, because the airspace would probably do it. How large is it and how many birds/which kinds would be kept in it (curiosity leads me to ask this)?
     
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    cristina33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is mine and it works good
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  5. acissej

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    Quote:It's 10x14 (I think) so that would be fine for max 35 chickens, which is probably more than we'd want anyway. Haven't decided on breeds at all at this point!
     
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  6. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we used 1 on the farm when I was a kid it had a dirt floor but it worked great.
     

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