Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Silo Hen House

Some folks have expressed an interest in seeing more photos of the silo hen house. The story behind this particular hen house is one of recycling old buildings. Or in this case, recycling an old grain silo! When we moved into the farm, there was an old wooden grain silo attached to the barn. It stunk of mice poop, and needed a good whitewash.

So we set to work to convert it to a chicken coop. We white washed the interior, and added a an exterior run area which we filled with sand. We used 1x1inch screening on the exterior as we find it's the only thing that keeps the raccoons out.

It has full electrical to keep the waterers heated in the cold winter months, and to add lighting in the darkest days of winter. We still have to shingle the roof this spring, and I have a fabulous weather vane to add to the top. But here it is in all it's glory.


  1. Nice set up - Just lovely. I wish I had more room to work with, but we make the best of what we've got.
    Came across your blog from the Poultry Swap Ontario.


  2. What an awesome chicken coop! I love your blog ... so happy I found it through #gardenchat tonight!