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Modular Prefab Kennel/Coop

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I came across this product and thought I'd post a link. I thought it would be great for "non-handy" people looking for a sizable pre-fab option. Perfect for renters who want to disassemble and take their coop when they move. You can add a fully enclosed peaked roof and canvas cover to the run to provide shelter that allows a person to stand up inside and protects from aerial predators. Some will argue it's pricey and lacks some chicken-specific features but assembly is a breeze and it's so easy to expand the run. With a few simple modifications you could have a well protected coop and run in a couple hours.

http://mobile.k9kennelstore.com/Kennel-Castle.html

(I am not affiliated with the company or product in any way.)
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For that size and price a person could move three times and build new for less money. One can get a 10x10 by 6 ft tall dog kennel for less than $300 then build a small 4x4 coop. Or purchase a crummy prefab 4x4 coop to put in it and still be far less money and portable for renters while providing more space and easy walk in access to birds.

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Originally Posted by Egghead_Jr View Post

For that size and price a person could move three times and build new for less money. One can get a 10x10 by 6 ft tall dog kennel for less than $300 then build a small 4x4 coop. Or purchase a crummy prefab 4x4 coop to put in it and still be far less money and portable for renters while providing more space and easy walk in access to birds.

I didn't say it was for everyone. I said it would suit people who weren't able to build a coop themselves and those looking for a coop that is easy to assemble and disassemble. I'm also not arguing that it is the best expenditure of one's money or that it is the most appropriate housing for chickens. I'm just putting it out there as an option.

Frankly, I can think of a number of people I know to whom this would appeal greatly. They have money to spend, wouldn't know a power drill from a jig saw, and would like the pricey, polished look of this kennel over a traditional chain link one.

That's the cool thing about the internet. You find all kinds of people from all walks of life here. I just thought some of them might like this option.
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