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Shed Converted to Chicken Coop

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When we expanded our flock, we needed to add more space. Check out how we turned a 8 x 10 shed into a great chicken coop that is cute and functional.
  • shed converted to chicken coop, homesteading, outdoor living, pets animals
We bought the shed used so we had to go disassemble it and then reassemble it in our yard. We used sand to level the ground and then Styrofoam sheet insulation to keep it from sinking.
  • shed converted to chicken coop, homesteading, outdoor living, pets animals
A little over half is dedicated to storage. All the supplies used to be on the back porch so I love that everything is all in one place now with the birds.
  • shed converted to chicken coop, homesteading, outdoor living, pets animals
An old wagon holds galvanized tin trash cans that contain chicken feed: cracked corn in one, crumble in the other. A third on the other side of the self holds other things like oyster shell and gravel and oats.
  • shed converted to chicken coop, homesteading, outdoor living, pets animals
The shelf in the corner is an old portable greenhouse shelf. I have been using it for the chickens for a few years. It will last even longer now that it is not exposed to any elements. It was at the end of my back porch previously.
  • shed converted to chicken coop, homesteading, outdoor living, pets animals
The top shelf has a few decorative touches like the flowers and the little chicken candle holder. The galvanized bucket and green basket both hold feathers. When I find nice ones, I put them in here. I use them for all sorts of crafts. The enamelware pan keeps the eggs from rolling away while I am tending the flock. I cut the seams off a couple burlap sacks and draped them over the shelves to conceal some of the storage. The bottom shelves contain a tote of straw, buckets and such.
  • shed converted to chicken coop, homesteading, outdoor living, pets animals
The other side is living space for the chickens.
  • shed converted to chicken coop, homesteading, outdoor living, pets animals
These plastic bins are screwed to the board for nesting boxes. They are very easy to clean and our hens like them. We added a board for a perch in front of them after I took the photo.
  • shed converted to chicken coop, homesteading, outdoor living, pets animals
There is a little doorway from this coop to the "courtyard" and the first smaller coop.
  • shed converted to chicken coop, homesteading, outdoor living, pets animals
There are 2 roosting perches. Each coop has feeders and a waterer so the chickens can eat wherever they are. We added aluminum bars to the windows so they could not fit out of the window.
  • shed converted to chicken coop, homesteading, outdoor living, pets animals
Here are the newest members of the flock. We had 8 Bantam chickens before. We added these 2 Aracaunas this spring. We had one rooster and 7 hens. We were hoping these two would add 2 more hens. We are pretty sure the buff colored one is a rooster....Uh oh. Hopefully there is enough space for the whole flock to get along. To see more, click on the blog post below.

To see more: http://www.artisticendeavor101.blogspot.com/2015/07/new-chicken-coop.html

  • Janejanine1
    Janejanine1 Rupert, ID

    Clever!!

  • Cailinn
    Cailinn Mansfield, TX

    Very nice im purchasing 24 chickens for ffa cause im gonna show them but im keeping then at my house so im gonna build a coop

  • Angie Johnston
    Angie Johnston Fruitport, MI

    This is great! I have a coop plus run and then all my supplies are in a separate shed. In Michigan, it sucks having to haul all my supplies through the snow to clean the coop. It would be so much easier AND warmer if they were connected! Thanks for

  • Info
    Info Oklahoma City, OK

    I live in Oklahoma City and the City does not allow Chickens here. I don't think that is right. We all talk about our freedoms and so and so then we find ourselves without the right to own things that make us happy.
    So wrong.

    • Brooke Bock
      Brooke Bock Tyrone, PA

      @Info I am so sorry. I love our chickens...

  • Linda
    Linda New Orleans, LA

    I love your coop its easy to keep clean and its practice. One question though, how big is the shed? What brand is it?

    • Brooke Bock
      Brooke Bock Tyrone, PA

      It is about 8X10 feet but I am not sure of the brand/model/make. We bought it from a friend that was moving so we had to go disassemble it and then bring it home and reassemble it here.

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