Turning shed into coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Parkerscoop, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. Parkerscoop

    Parkerscoop Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,
    I'm new to the site and to raising chicken. My wife and I now have 11 baby Pullets and I want to convert our old shed into a coop. I threw together a quick drawing of when I am thinking of doing. I will add the photo to this post and would like any ideas or info I can get if y'all think I need to make any changes !
    I truly appreciate any and all info !

    Thanks,
    Jim[​IMG]
     
  2. Using a shed as a coop is just plain smart. I have a couple times myself used a shed. Keep your roosts higher than your nests and make sure ventilation is good. :thumbsup
     
  3. Parkerscoop

    Parkerscoop Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I will be sure to do that while converting ! I would not have know that !
     
  4. Parkerscoop

    Parkerscoop Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe install a ventilation fan?
     
  5. You could but ports will work just fine also.
     
  6. Btinkerbell01

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    we converted an old shed into a coop and it worked out great. we build the whole set up with recycled products...
     
  7. This maybe helpful...I installed the roosting branches at 45* angles in one corner at different heights and different lengths with a poop board under to make the clean out easier. I would not how're recommend installing them above your nests boxes as diagramed because I wouldn't want the poo on top of the nests.
     
  8. Parkerscoop

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    Actually they aren't above the nests. They are on the left and right sides of the nests. I do like the idea of putting a poop board under the roosting branches though.
    Love the recycled idea too ! I'm a bargain shopper sooo. Lol
     
  9. Parkerscoop

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    I never thought about angling roosting branches in the corners either. Great idea
     
  10. I hear that! My avatar pick is all pallet wood for the quail coop. Because free wood is better than cheap wood. Ha
     

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