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Conversion or coop?! Which do you prefer?

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So, still attempting to decide whether buying a shed to convert or just buying a purpose built coop is a better idea? I like the idea that chickens will have more space in a shed, but have concerns that it might get too cold?

Also I’m worried about all the considerations re redmites etc. I know I’d need to change the roof, but what about flooring? I’d considered laying Lino but it seems like that might harbour mites. Could I put pathing slabs in? Concrete? 

Or am I just better going down the ready made coop path?

which do you prefer? Is a conversion worth it? 

Thanks in advance, I just want to get it right :)

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Think you will get a rather predictable answer on a forum of a coop company...

The coop size is much less interesting than the run size. So if a shed would take away of the run space, then definitely go for a coop, ready made or not.

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Red mite loves Lino...  I think the answer to your question depends on how much you like a) converting and b) cleaning.  If like me you like neither you buy a MK 1 cube. 

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We converted a shed which subsequently became full of red mite. Because it was such a large surface area it was impossible to treat thoroughly and subsequently was abandoned. Plastic coop is the way to go.

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On 4/15/2019 at 6:49 AM, Beantree said:

We converted a shed which subsequently became full of red mite. Because it was such a large surface area it was impossible to treat thoroughly and subsequently was abandoned. Plastic coop is the way to go.

I'll second that!

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