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Readily available assemblies make for a greatc oop and run

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We recently bought a fairly large coop from Rural King. It is well made, very attractive, and our girls love it.It was a $900 investment that should last us forever.

 

We combined that with a used 10ft by 10 ft dog pen that we bought from a Craigslist ad. It was $100. 

 

Our total investment is $1000, not counting feeding and watering devices, and chickens.

 

We have 7 chickens in our flock and they live well in their coop and pen.

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Any pictures? 🙂
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I don't have pictures of the set up on this PC. I do have them on my phone, so I will try to remember to transfer them.  So far, it's a great set up. I have a DIY version of the coop in Sketch up, but I'm not allowed to put it on the site yet. Maybe soon.

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I have a hard time believe any coop from Rural King as being 'well made'......

......most premade coops are pretty flimsy in the long term.

 

Can you post a link?

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."

Reply
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