Turning a metal storage shed into a coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by typsygypsy, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. typsygypsy

    typsygypsy New Egg

    Mar 6, 2016
    Hickory, NC
    We plan to turn our metal storage shed into a coop over the next few weeks. We plan to add some windows to it for ventilation. Fix a better door & add their little chicken door that goes out into the run. There are already shelves inside that we can put their nesting boxes in. We will be adding a roost.
    Also will be making their run...
    Are there any suggestions or tips anyone wants to give?
  2. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Metal storage sheds can become ovens even if they are ventilated, so make sure to provide a ton of ventilation over and above... Beyond that you could insulate it and put in a 2nd interior wall and roof to protect the insulation from the chickens, this will help reduce the temp inside or you might consider putting a 2nd roof like a car port over to keep it cool, even a tarp roof suspeced about a foot above the shed will shade it and help reduce heat...

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