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8 Comments on “Chicken Shed Interior Tips”


By Down the Lane Tips - Chicken Shed or Garden Shed. October 2nd, 2008 at 11:53 am

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By Corrina. October 3rd, 2008 at 4:54 pm

I’ve trawled through all the chicken pages and forum posts for months now, in anticipation of getting my hens this October. Converting a 6×4 shed, but wouldn’t have thought about a vent at the top!! Thankyou for this extra advice!

By Jane. February 8th, 2009 at 11:03 am

I’m not sure about using chicken wire for a run, especially if your henhouse is out of sight or if you are away from home during the day. Chicken wire will certainly keep hens in, but won’t necessarily keep foxes or stoats out! This mesh is a little expensive but £45 will proved 30metres of 48″ wide mesh which should be enough to proved a reasonable sized and very safe run. I would recommend stoat-profing the air vents too - better safe than sorry because stoats are even more evil than foxes!
http://www.hillsofdevon.co.uk/aviary-mesh.html

By Carrie Vann. March 25th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

all the info i need to convert my shed to a hen house this weekend - thanks

By Hazel Patience. February 9th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

just spent january struggling in the mud to keep my coop and run clean, off to get my shed which will be much easier to manage. Would not have thought about vent though glad I checked out the site.

By bigdave. June 14th, 2011 at 11:42 am

We used to keep 10 assorted bantams in a converted 8`X 4` garden shed it worked perfectly and was easier to keep clean I built a nest box 1`X 1`with a sloped hinged lid and fixed to the rear of the shed having removed the bottom 3 slats of the shed.This enabled egg collection from outside.

By gilly b. January 13th, 2013 at 11:48 am

Can anyone please tell me an effective way to stop rats? They have started chewing into the shed despite it being felted from the outside all over. Also, are they likely to kill my girls?

By admin. January 13th, 2013 at 1:54 pm

Hi. There’s a page on it.. http://www.downthelane.net/ratsandchickens.php or register with the Forum and post a question there, you’ll get lot’s of response. Cheers, Richard

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