Tuesday, March 26, 2013

chicken coop idea

Why not start with an IBC and cut a hole for the door? You could build closed laying boxes into it, and something for the chickens to roost on. Put some straw or saw dust on the floor. You could add vents to the side for air. If it sat inside a chicken run that you can walk into, the chickens could be safe, dry and happy. I have an extra IBC. Maybe this could be my chicken house? I bet I could even plant the outside of it with mud and grass for extra insulation and good looks.

2 comments:

Jen said...

I like this idea! How has it worked out? I was thinking it might be nice to insulate around it and do a living roof, or place a grow tray for aquaponics over the top of it.

Unknown said...

I made a chicken coop out of an IBC tote. Different design where the metal cage was the shell. Cutting the plastic bladder was difficult. What did you use to cut the bladder?