would this make a good coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by gaited horse, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
  2. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Songster

    Mar 12, 2008
    I'd be worried it would cook them in the summer time or high temps??? Maybe I'm wrong here?! I dunno....sorry!!1
  3. kdcrws

    kdcrws Songster

    Aug 18, 2008
    L.C. FL
    or a fall out shelter!!! LOL
  4. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    you would have to have enough air flow thru and out the top. I dont know. Maybe you could ask someone who uses one for a shed what they think. Its a good idea if its not too hot. In your area would you need an enclosed shed? If not you could leave it open front. My dad has an aluminum building of the same shape that actually stays pretty cool in the summer when theres a breeze and he has one of these tanks out in the open he stores farm chemicals in, I dont think he could do that if it got real hot.
  5. With a few modifications...it'll work!
  6. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

    Aug 29, 2008
    Hogansville, Georgia
    I think it might get to hot during the summer and to cold in the winter. Could there be a hazard from remenants of oil or chemicals? I look at everything too as a possible coop. My DH just shakes his head at me.
  7. Isn't that going a bit overload in "predator proofing?" [​IMG][​IMG]
  8. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    nope coyotes are every were at the place we are moving to
  9. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Crowing 9 Years

    Oct 16, 2008
    park one in the shade and it should not get too hot.. cut vents in each end to let the hot air rise up and out..

    If the tank is large enough, bury it on it's side partially into the ground and fill the bottom with sand to make a flat floor in it..

    nothing is ever going to burrow into that coop..LOL

    How much are they charging $$$$

    You could make a garage out of one if they have one large enough,

  10. Splash_Guard

    Splash_Guard Set Free

    Dec 3, 2008
    If you're not concerned with aesthetics, it looks like it would make a great bomb shelter. It's probably nicer buried underground. I'd keep looking for a hen house, but that's just me.

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