Hi everyone, sorry about asking a question asked a thousand times before, I hope someone could drop a quick line to share their experience.
I'm looking to buy a coop for 10-12 chickens max (I plan to start with 6). I live in MA (South Shore) and can't find anything I like locally. So I'm thinking about getting either a pre-built one or a kit. I have no problems assembling sheds, etc, I just don't have sufficient time to research plans, design and build one on my own from scratch. I can assemble a kit quickly.
So for options, I understand that for 12 chickens 48 sq ft coop ans 120 sq ft run is recommended (4/10 each). My budget is $2,500 including a run, excluding automatic door which I'd prefer to purchase separately or make myself.
I found this coop that looks OK: http://www.cottagekits.com/chickencoopinfo.htm from Little Cottage Company, 6x8 (under $2,000 for gambrel or colonial) seems to fit my budget and sizing but I haven't found a lot of reviews, the only reference I could find on this forum for this company is from 2011. So, if anyone has this coop and would be willing to share their thoughts - I'd appreciate it.
I plan to buy a walk-in run with roof (around 100 sq ft) separately, if anyone has recommendations for something that can be shipped - that would be great :)
I also really like 5x6 coop kit from Horizon Structures, but 1) it's too expensive at $2,300 not including the run, and 2) seems too small for what I need. And their 8x8 is nice but 2x my budget.
Any advise on these or other suitable options will be greatly appreciated!