So I've been wanting to build a coop but had to save and meanwhile my mom doesn't think it's a good idea and she thinks it would take too long or my dad would mess it up. Plus she thinks 4x8 is too small and wants us to just buy a big shed from somewhere. Well that seemed like a great idea and we looked into it but the problem is they're all over 1000 dollars. So we were still unsure on if we wanted to build one or buy one.
I've been looking on Craigslist and really haven't seen anything.
Well just last week my dad suggested we just go buy a plastic shed.
This seems like a decent idea, fairly cheap and you get a lot of space for that price as opposed to how much it would cost to build a much smaller thing.
My only concerns, and they're kind of big ones, are ventilation and that it might get too hot and too cold??? Surely it wouldn't be as bad as metal though? My other main concern is cleaning and germs. He seems to think it would be easy to clean and it probably would be but I worry germs would stay or something, he says plastic doesn't absorb germs but I don't know.
If we did get one I'd get a decent size one and one with windows and at least one vent, not just an equipment one. But is it possible to add more vents to plastic without compromising the structure?
My other idea which I haven't mentioned yet but saw on Craigslist is buying one of those car port things and lining it with hardware cloth. Kinda like a hoop coop i guess though but thicker fabric/premade. I like the idea of a secure and solid structure though