Turning old shed into coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by willowcol, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    Well after weeks of bugging DH to build my new silkies and frizzles a coop, (right now they are in the guest room to little to go outside right now) he was looking through the bargain trader and found a 7X16 shed for sale. We went and looked at it, lucky its on the next road over from us. It is older but seems very well built for its age. They are moving it here tomorrow. I will post pic when it gets here. I am going to try and divide the shed into different coops to seperate by color when they get bigger. I have no idea how to go about doing this but maybe after I post pic's I can get some great idea from other BYS'er. The people are having to move so they were asking a bit more for the shed, but after they thought we were not going to buy it they said give us $200.00 and its yours. I hope it was a good deal, but seems so, since the materials I had priced seemed more then that. Needs alittle work, but its better then a empty spot waiting for someone to build the coop.
     
  2. Sierra pachie bars

    Sierra pachie bars Queen of the Lost

    Nov 8, 2008
    I resently converted my hubbys shed into a large coop. I like it alot and they have plenty of room. I got real creative with it. I like it alot and girls seem to love it. I would love to see pictures when you have some.
     
  3. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    i have a shed with garage door I converted half into a coop. I used free pallets to make the walls but due to my limited carpentry skills Im a little stuck at the moment.

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    i think the rest of the wall will be hardware cloth to the ceiling, because, as I said, Im a little stuck. After this pic was taken I covered the walls with painted wood paneling I was given, I put insulation only on the outside wall.
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    Last edited: Dec 13, 2008
  4. miron28

    miron28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey that looks good. keep us up dated
     
  5. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    What I am hoping to do is have 4-5 small coop's, in this shed. I guess I need to figure out how many of the chicks I have I am going to keep. When people put Blue, black, splash on the silkie eggs does that mean they are all cooped together? If so I guess that coop would have to be bigger then say just the white pen, Then I have some frizzles, and a few EE. I guess that would be it. I really should just get graph paper and draw a few things up. I believe its 3 to 4 foot per silkie in a coop. Well I am still very excited, I didn't think my coop would be this big, yeah!
     

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