So i'm looking for my first coop... i have 4 chicks right now and will probably end up with closer to 6-8 total when all is said and done. For price, and functionality, what do y'all think of this one?
i'm not set up to free range/forage right now, though we have a couple acres. Eventually i would like to be but we would have to do some work on the fence line around the property first (we live near a busy road).
So for now they would be on grain primarily. And we were thinking of building maybe a light-weight run that be added onto this one.
I am also able to build something myself, but for the price it seemed like i'd probably pay close to this in lumber and material, what do y'all think? I wanted a coop that has two ramps on either side so if we can figure out a good rotation system we can ultimately switch sides to give the other side time to "recover".
How do people do with just runs and chickens? it seems like it would get to a muddy point where it couldn't come back... what do you do at that point to keep it from just getting worse and worse?
thanks in advance!