Turning shed into chicken coop!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chickenlover2014, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. chickenlover2014

    chickenlover2014 Songster

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    Please help with any ideas....
    I'm going to put a 10x10 dog kennel attached to the shed. The shed is q 8x8x8.... Water, feed ideas anything helpful!!! Thanks!!!!!!

    I have alot of work ahead of me!!!!
     

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  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Nice shed...will need ventilation...windows for light too.

    3 great articles linked in my signature below, all beginners should read before building.
    Let me know if you can't see or open the links.

    Here's good info too....
    Good examples of anti-dig apron installation:
    http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1110498/wire-around-coop#post_17093528
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/new-coop-project.1169916/page-2#post-18481208

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  3. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Crowing

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    Really nice base to work with. Yes you'll want to add more ventilation and/or windows for light. Roosts can easily go across the back or on either side (and nests can probably get tucked into one side as well).

    I see some dark spots on the floor... is that just an old stain or is it water? Just make sure that the roof is solid against leaks.
     
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  4. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    Think allot easier to make a coop of it great way to go agree with Aart about the
    ventilation and windows my only other add is Hardware Cloth your new best friend
     
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  5. chickenlover2014

    chickenlover2014 Songster

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    Yes for sure adding windows at least 2. And I am putting a new roof on it as it does leak a little bit! And was thinking nesting boxes lower to the ground and on one side of the shed.
     
  6. chickenlover2014

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    Yes! I am going to use hardware cloth for the windows and ventilation
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Perfect opportunity to make that gambrel roof ventilated by adding eaves:
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