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Western Washington greenhouse to chicken coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ateepay, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. ateepay

    ateepay Hatching

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    Hi, I'm new here. Have an old 7 x 10 greenhouse that I want to make into a coop.
    Concrete floor .. corrugated polycarbonated plastic walls and ceiling .. wood frame. The roof is dirty so sun does 'not' pound into it (reason I don't use it) for a greenhouse. Floor stays dry in winter, safe from critters entering and draft free. I had 50 chickens years ago but they a great house and large run during the day. This is in a urban setting so chickens can't roam. I only want a couple of chickens for eggs and wonder if a small fan would be enough air circulation and pine shavings over concrete enough for their feet.
    Here is where the house sits, high fence to the right and sidewalk to the left.

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    The chickens would have plenty of room to exersize inside. Planning on the roosting/ladder and roosting beds to the right side as it would be the darker side.
    Anyone see problems with my ideas? Very open to my idea.
    New greenhouse will be built in another area soon. Thinking I can use one existing shelf for starting seeds in th spring and warmth for both would work out.

    Thank you
     

  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Welcome from a neighbor in Renton.

    I'm no expert in coop construction, but it looks like it could work to me; as long as it is secure & not too hot.

    Imp
     
  3. ateepay

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    WELL, after reading more we decided the old green house would work, but the roof needs redoing. Still have the question about the concrete floor. What would be the best for a cover over part of the concrete? What type of shavings? There is a bit of moss in there now, and thinking the 'grown' layers would find lots of grubs to peck at. Ideas?
     
  4. ateepay

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    PS the greenhouse is very secure. Nothing can get in accept maybe bugs and a few worms in the winter.
     

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