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post #11 of 44

OMG! Thank you so much for sharing your information here.

 

I am so sorry you had to go through that experience especially since you already have your babies sitting at home waiting for a coop. Have you decided on another coop yet? Please keep us posted since I am still looking for a good coop that I may be able to purchase online but at this point I have almost given up on it. It seems they are all too small or flimsy or I guess full of empty promises. I may hire a guy from craigslist who custom builds them in my area. I live in San Diego. 

 

I was considering MyUrbanFarmers for a little while but will for sure not go forward. Again, thank you for saving us a lot of trouble.

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I ordered this same coop - i paid in full and then needed to contact the company for a question.  The only contact info is a single phone number or email.  I left several messages and texts - finally the got back to me saying it would be shipped out on a specific date.  That date came and went without any notification from the company.  Again I called and texted over and over - not a single call was returned.  Finally I texted asking if I had been conned - he replied saying there was something wrong with his trucking company - thats it - nothing else - three weeks after the deliver date I'm still texting calling and leaving messaged - still no reply - finally I threaten to reverse the charges on my account - i'm told its going out that friday - friday comes and goes and still no confirmation -  I text all weekend - no reply.   Keep in mind I purchased baby chicks under the assumption the coop would arrive in plenty of time according to the company.  By now they are half grown and living in my garage.  My kids are upset and the company is giving me nothing in regards to service or information.   Finally the following monday (a month after the original ship date and three days after the latest "its going out now")   I'm still being completely blown off so I call and have the charges reversed and I text him telling him.  He replies and says  "ok i'll cancel your order - its shipped and would have been there in a few days"  I reply and say "THEN WHY HAVE YOU NOT SENT ME A VALID TRACKING NUMBER"   still no reply to that question - his last reply - and I quote "good luck finding another coop"   

 

Seriously the single worst experience EVER.   There are several manufacturers of this coop - look it up on Amazon.  BUT DO NOT BUY FROM MYURBANFARMERS   he'll take your money and give you nothing in regards to service information or product.


Ugh. I know, they are the WORST. I want to leave a bad review on their facebook page! My husband is starting our new coop this weekend. My chicks are using this piece of crap for a brooder. I will have to keep them in it until our coop is built. Are you planning on building one? I really don't think any of the mail order ones are any good:(

post #13 of 44
So I ended up just going to one of our local farm supply stores and they had some AMAZING coops. A little spendy but remarkably rugged and solid and well built. Id build my own but I'm a single dad and have precious little spare time. It's all about the immediate gratification lol. Yes I dont know the make of the coop but it will survive a nuclear blast. Super impressive I'll try and take a picture if I can and post it. Are there any grange coops or farm rural supply places near where you live? Luckily I'm in a very rural area so take for granted what we have access to in Regards to such things. On a side my oldest daughter officially named her four hens - those here from my generation will appreciate this. Rose, blanch, Sophia and Dorothy Haha
post #14 of 44
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With the dimensions being 12' x 5.7' x 5.6' I would calculate the square footage to be around 68.4 square feet.

Given that each chicken at a MINIMUM requires 4 square feet, i think that with 6 chickens your alright with the coop size as it gives around 11.4 square foot per bird.

I'm guessing (based on overall dimension and carton size) the coop itself is more like or 4'x4' or 16sqft or possibly less, meaning 3 or 4 chickens max at 4sqft each...

The run then would be 12'x4' approx or 48sqft or less including the space under the coop, again more in line with 3-4 chickens max...
post #15 of 44

For the cost of some of these terrible prefab coops, you could buy and convert a metal shed into space for your chickens.  Before I decided on building my hoop coop, I was looking at this economy shed.  With just a little bit of work, you could have a decent coop that would house several more birds than virtually any prefab coop and it would also be sturdier and likely more secure.  Adding a run would be easy to attach to the front of the building - if you were pinched for pennies you could even begin with an attached chicken wire run (not the best I know, but you could lay the foundation for an upgrade as you could afford).

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post #16 of 44
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For the cost of some of these terrible prefab coops, you could buy and convert a metal shed into space for your chickens.  Before I decided on building my hoop coop, I was looking at this economy shed.  With just a little bit of work, you could have a decent coop that would house several more birds than virtually any prefab coop and it would also be sturdier and likely more secure.  Adding a run would be easy to attach to the front of the building - if you were pinched for pennies you could even begin with an attached chicken wire run (not the best I know, but you could lay the foundation for an upgrade as you could afford).

 

I have heard a lot from others that hey have converted a shed into a coop but when I look at the sheds available it seems like they don't have any windows. Wouldn't that be a problem for ventilation? Thanks for the input though, its definitely something to consider :)

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I have heard a lot from others that hey have converted a shed into a coop but when I look at the sheds available it seems like they don't have any windows. Wouldn't that be a problem for ventilation? Thanks for the input though, its definitely something to consider :)

 

Get out the jigsaw and cut some holes, big holes.  Then, cut some 1X4" lumber, and make some window frames for both sides of each opening.  Then screw together from each side, sandwiching some hardware cloth in between.  Scrap the doors that come with the shed.  Frame the door opening with some 2X4"s.  Build a couple of solid doors and a couple of hardware clothed screen doors for the warmer months.  There you go.


 

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post #18 of 44

They are deleting negative comments off their Facebook page. I hope I can sell mine to someone looking for a rabbit hutch. Rip-off city. 

post #19 of 44
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I have heard a lot from others that hey have converted a shed into a coop but when I look at the sheds available it seems like they don't have any windows. Wouldn't that be a problem for ventilation? Thanks for the input though, its definitely something to consider :)

 

If I were you, I'd build a cattle panel coop and place your resort coop inside of it.  This would give you a secure run and you could place your prefab coop under the tarped section of the hoop coop to increase the longevity of it.  The cattle panel coop would also be easy to transition into full time eventually, but with the set up it gives you some time to plan out what you want to do long term...

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post #20 of 44

I purchased this coop late last year after doing a lot of research and talking with the owner extensively.  He was very helpful and gave me some great advice.  We live in an area that has a lot of predators and had to make some adjustments in order to predator proof. It.  The coop arrived in December.  We unpacked everything and all looked good.  Due to a family illness we had to put construction on hold until March. Here are some bullet points of my experience so far:

 

1.  Two of the three boxes arrived one day the third arrived 3 days later (delivery issue).

2.  The set up instructions are terrible.  The pieces should really be numbered and reflected in the instructions with better diagram.

3.  Some of the trim pieces where breaking as we were setting it up.  Not a big issue as these where only cosmetic pieces.

4.  A couple of weeks later (now April), I notice several of the roof slats warping.  The sliding door into the coop also stopped sliding and pieces began falling off.

5.  I contacted the company on May 11th.  Was told they could possible send me some replacement parts but I since it was past the warranty period (90 days) I would have to pay for the parts plus shipping. I was told they would show the pictures of the warped roof to the owner and get back to me. 

6.  Today (6/13) I emailed them again as I had not heard back from them.  By now the slats on the nesting box are now warped and the sliding door to the coop has completely fallen apart. 

7.  I was told if I would like to pay for a new roof plus shipping they would send me a new one.

 

 

 

 

While I understand I am past the warranty period and based on email responses am not expecting anything from them, I am not pleased with the customer service.  I love the look of the coop, I am not thrilled with the overall construction. 

 

I hope this helps.

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