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post #11 of 14
Maybe this is a great time to start buying some basic hand and power tools and learn to build a basic coop on your own. I can think of probably 6-10 hand and power tools that can be had for cheap that could easily build a nice coop. Your sense of accomplishment would be great as well. Either way, let us know what you did with pics too.
post #12 of 14
I guess will be one of the few who says "I love my Eglu Go Up." Was it pricey? Yes. Was it the easiest thing to build? Yes! Now let me clarify a bit on its use: It makes an awesome grow-out, isolation, and probably broody coop. We have a large 8x12 coop and 10x20 run for the rest of the flock. I just needed something sturdy, long-lasting, and easy for me to put together, for when some new babies came and needed to be seperate. The Eglu checked off all of those boxes.
Edited by mixedflocker - 5/23/16 at 4:30am

The Oldies:

Blueberry - EE  Elizabeth - Buff Orp

 

The Littles:

Rose - EE  Donna - Buff Orp 

 

The Jubilee Orpington (s)Quad

Hagrid, Luna, Tonks, & Hermione


The Leghorns: Vashtra & Jenny
The Marans: Cosette, Eponine, Fantine, Marie, and Reinette
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The Oldies:

Blueberry - EE  Elizabeth - Buff Orp

 

The Littles:

Rose - EE  Donna - Buff Orp 

 

The Jubilee Orpington (s)Quad

Hagrid, Luna, Tonks, & Hermione


The Leghorns: Vashtra & Jenny
The Marans: Cosette, Eponine, Fantine, Marie, and Reinette
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post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by mixedflocker View Post

I guess will be one of the few who says "I love my Eglu Go Up." Was it pricey? Yes. Was it the easiest thing to build? Yes! Now let me clarify a bit on its use: It makes an awesome grow-out, isolation, and probably broody coop. We have a large 8x12 coop and 10x20 run for the rest of the flock. I just needed something sturdy, long-lasting, and easy for me to put together, for when some new babies came and needed to be seperate. The Eglu checked off all of those boxes.

 

There is a big difference between their suitability for that purpose and as a long-term sole housing option for the number of birds manufacturers purport them to be acceptable for.  I, too, have used a prefab unit for a grow out or isolation unit, because that is about all they are really "good" for - but that is not the same as someone looking at them as a permanent unit.

Where are we going, and why are we in this hand basket?
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Where are we going, and why are we in this hand basket?
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post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by mixedflocker View Post

I guess will be one of the few who says "I love my Eglu Go Up." Was it pricey? Yes. Was it the easiest thing to build? Yes! Now let me clarify a bit on its use: It makes an awesome grow-out, isolation, and probably broody coop. We have a large 8x12 coop and 10x20 run for the rest of the flock. I just needed something sturdy, long-lasting, and easy for me to put together, for when some new babies came and needed to be seperate. The Eglu checked off all of those boxes.

 

There is a big difference between their suitability for that purpose and as a long-term sole housing option for the number of birds manufacturers purport them to be acceptable for.  I, too, have used a prefab unit for a grow out or isolation unit, because that is about all they are really "good" for - but that is not the same as someone looking at them as a permanent unit.

Indeed......and mixedflocker made that pretty clear, I thought.

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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