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Plastic coop?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

I looking to get a new coop. I've been thinking about making something out of aluminum angle and hardware cloth, but this caught my eye. 

 

http://zchickens.com/Large-Plastic-Chicken-Coop--By-SnapLock-Made-In-USA_p_23.html

 

Yep, it's a plastic coop, and at first glance that screams cheap and not worth it, but it's apparently made in the USA...and it should be super easy to clean (I'm thinking just spray it out with a garden hose, right?)

 

So, I'm looking for your thoughts. What do you think? Is a plastic coop a bad idea no matter where it's made? Let me know what you think...

post #2 of 5

I don't know it looks good but it only will hold 3-4 chickens, also where do you live the climate of your area can also determine what/how you coop is made of.

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

Good point about the weather. I do live in an area that can get snowy and cold in the winter, but I don't know how that would affect the coop. Still a good thought to keep in mind.

post #4 of 5

It could make it brittle after a few years.

post #5 of 5

Too small, especially for the price......and not a good design.

Typical prefab.

Shows 4 chickens in there, with really no room to move, but gives no dimensions(always a red flag).

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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