This clever Vermont Post & Beam coop is in stock and ships right away.* This clever design features two separated areas. The 3×5 enclosed area provides the chickens with a place to bed down, while the 5×7 open area allows them fresh air and contact with their natural surroundings. These chicken coops were designed without…
This charming Vermont Post & Beam storage shed is in stock and ships right away.* The Church Street shed comes standard with a set of pine double doors and two barn sash windows. This cottage style shed kit comes standard with architectural asphalt shingles and clap board siding. Originally built in a historical district in…
This impressive Vermont Post & Beam coop is in stock and ships right away.* A structure with personality this chicken coop is truly unparalleled. First the size, four feet by ten feet is nothing seen in conventional farm supply stores. The different wall-heights help add to the curious shape. Further enhancing the design is the…
This delightful Vermont Post & Beam den is in stock and ships right away.* The Smithaven is the perfect choice for use as a workshop, play house, artisan studio, backyard office, tiny house or a stylish storage shed. This design comes standard with an incredible 5 windows to let in lots of natural light, while…
This all-in-one Vermont Post & Beam storage shed is in stock and ships right away.* This combined wood and equipment storage shed has it all! Start the wood-burning season off right, dry cordwood burns cleaner and hotter. The best way to cure firewood is to keep it dry and allow the air to pass through…
This charming spacious Vermont Post & Beam shed is in stock and ships right away.* The Tool Shed is designed with a set of pine double doors and two barn sash windows (see spec. sheet). Another Cottage Shop original design, this storage building was the original tool shed here at the shop. This cottage’s ostentatious…
This adorable Vermont Post & Beam multi-purpose design is in stock and ships right away.* This adorable Dollhouse is a beautiful playhouse with an impressive overall height of ten-and-a-half feet. Reminiscent of old Victorian houses, the steep roof-lines and graceful dormer add a fresh style to boring backyard sheds. The two 2×2 opening windows fill…
This charming Vermont Post & Beam green house is in stock and ships right away.* This Greenhouse is charming, easy to use, and comfortable to work in. The plentiful barn sash windows hinged to open out, and the built-in workbench makes potting a breeze. This design features five six-light barn sash windows and an additional…
This charming Vermont Post & Beam shed is in stock and ships right away.* A structure with personality this post and beam shed is truly unparalleled. First the size, six feet by ten feet is nothing seen in conventional shed stores. The different wall-heights help add to the curious shape and the arched door oozes…
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Raising small animals is not only a joy, but also a smart investment if done right. By making some simple modifications to a small structure, you can give your animals a safe and clean living space that keeps them healthy, happy, and productive.
Birds and Bunnies
A small shed can make a spacious bunny hutch where your rabbits can sleep and hide, as well as play and hop when not in their run. If you raise chickens, quail, turkeys, geese or other poultry for eggs, providing comfortable, safe coops and nesting boxes encourages the birds to nest there rather than look for an alternative outdoors, which could attract predators.
Small buildings made from rot-resistant hemlock and pine using rugged post-and-beam construction techniques provide sufficiently warm, dry, and well ventilated conditions. Their simple interiors are easy to clean, helping you protect your animals from disease and parasites. They’re also structurally sound enough to keep out large or crafty predators such as foxes and raccoons.
Shelter for Little Hooves
Smaller hoofed animals don’t always need a whole barn, but they still need protection from the elements. A small building is the perfect fit.
The Dollhouse can accommodate a pair of pygmy goats or other miniature dairy goats, while the Basic Run can shelter alpacas in a way that won’t make them feel confined. The barn, gable, salt box or shed roof design can house larger animals such as miniature ponies or donkeys.
Pigs, which are particularly temperature-sensitive animals, grow better if given a building that provides comfortable temperatures and humidity levels. A sturdy shed does this much better than a standard pig hut.
With a little thought, any small structure, shed or even a three sided shelter can be turned into a healthy, clean space for your small livestock. Keep your cows and other critters happy and healthy.