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I don't mean to hijack this thread but I've got a quick question for you all. hubby's making me another coop for my standard size girls coming in April and I just CAN NOT get him to build it bigger than 4x8..sigh.. I have a large run and really large backyard but how many chickens will fit in a 4x8 coop?? I have ten coming. Yikes!!
honestly i think you should shop around at Tractor Supply and Home depot (i saw two or three different kinds at home depot) I also recently saw one at costco for less than 300$ that was cute and a good size, it actually looked super similar to the one i have but might even be bigger. they had one on display at the costco in my town, its best to find a display so you can really see how big they are and if the wood is ok. if you don't move them around a lot too, that will help prevent wear and tear.
Not all pre fabs are bad, they are supposed to be designed to be easy to build and for a small back yard flock. iv always heard mix things. hope you find something cute.
Sort of an exterior plywood, which is very sturdy!
I'd consider swapping out the chicken wire on the window for 1/2" hardware cloth. Some predators like raccoons can rip through chicken wire.
I like the double doors that open for cleaning out.
Will your chickens free range during the day, and just use the coop for egg laying and roosting at night?