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can I use this as a cooperative and run for two?

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http://m.ebay.com/itm/Pawhut-Wooden-Rabbit-Hutch-Triangular-A-Frame-Chicken-Coop-Cage-Guinea-Pig-House-/391367601907?nav=SEARCH I have a tight budget of 100 and i wanto start raising chickens for eggs. All i want is two chickens. Would this be sufficent if i let them free range some?
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What you are looking at is a waste of 80 of your dollars.        With $20 left, you wont have enough  to buy a bag of feed and not to mention feeders/waterers.       Maybe you should wait until you get more cash,  or look around for a coop that someone is trying to give away.   I made my coop from a lil tykes playhouse.  Cost me nothing except effort. .. Here is a pix. 

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I would say yes if you let them out to free range the entire day. The run is not going to be sufficient enough to keep them locked in there. Honestly you might just be better off building your own coop. These prefab coops and hutches don't really meet the standards of what chickens need. Youll probably be able to build them a bigger better coop for the same amount of money you would spend buying a prefab off of ebay.

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Thanks everybody. I think i might build a bigger one maybe 4'x6'. How tall should it be?
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It'll be an A frame. Chicken tractor type setup.
Edited by XxSteve007xX - 2/25/16 at 9:50am
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It'll be an A frame. Chicken tractor type setup.

 



It really depends on two main things:

1. What breed of chickens and will be they be standard (full size) or bantam

AND

2. How much do you want to bend over to clean it smile.png or how often will you need to access it?

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I know this is much larger than you were thinking of but it could be easily scaled down for two birds and mostly like cost less than what you were thinking of buying:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/172799/our-hoop-house-chicken-tractor

Best of luck to you!

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