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I thought it might be usful for some people to have a thread with a bunch of links for pre fabricated (or store bought coops) this way people can look at them and study them for making their own coop, or have a easy source for buying their own coop.

Please post any you've found online.
Here are some I've found......

Ready Coop Chicken Coop:
  http://www.readycoop.com/

Mobile chicken coop by Randal Burkey Company:  http://www.randallburkey.com/prodinfo.asp?number=10600&gclid=CPyBvZjTxpMCFQNfFQodwm1rCA

Amish Build Chicken Coops: http://www.horizonstructures.com/coop.asp


Critter-cage coops:
http://www.critter-cages.com/

Henspa:
http://www.henspa.focuspage.com/?gclid=CLuv5pLUxpMCFRYLIgodNieUCg

Wine Country Coops: http://www.winecountrycoops.com/


PLEASE
ADD MORE!!!


Edited by Anny - 5/27/08 at 5:47am
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post #2 of 58
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P.s. if you live in the U.K. you're lucky, cus there sure seems to be alot more pre made coops in the U.K. then in the U.S.A

Wells Poultry Housing: http://www.chicken-house.co.uk/

LINK
IS BAD NOWEden Live stock: http://www.eden-livestock.co.uk/Poultry%20Housing.htm

Hen houses UK : http://www.henhouses.co.uk/aylesford.html

Omlet : http://www.omlet.co.uk/homepage/homepage.php  or http://www.omlet.us/homepage/homepage.php
(so
sad the omlet cube isn't available in the US)


Edited by Anny - 1/12/10 at 3:35am
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UNLIMITED SOURCE INC  http://www.unlimited-source.com/chicken-coops.htm

BACKYARD FARMING http://www.backyardfarming.com/

Ponderosa Pines Wood Products http://ppwpsheds.com/newsheds/custom/index.shtml


Edited by Bi0sC0mp - 5/27/08 at 6:27am
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post #4 of 58

Why are there so many great retailers in the UK and so few in the US?

I got my prefab coop at Albany Pets

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b213/MiniDriver066/IMG_0971.jpg

For me, prefab was a really great way for a beginner to start.  We'll probably build something that suits better next year, but this is a great starter coop for 3 ladies.

post #5 of 58

It looks nice.

post #6 of 58

I suspect there's a longer history of backyard chicken keeping in the UK

It would be VERY HELPFUL if people posting links would specify UK or US. OBviously, checking out links for purchase that are in a different country is not realistic, regarding shipping.  The first links werein the US, the others were in the UK. 

I wish there were more prefab reasonably priced chicken coops in the US.  Lets face it, if the startup costs to keeping a few chickens is a 1000 to 2000 dollars for a premade coop, then very few people will get into it. Sure, if you're handy, you can do your own, but many people are handy at some things -- I can build prefab stuff, etc, but I am no carpenter and even getting wood is an issue, unless you have a car or truck that can transport wood of reasonable length. And I don't. 

I got the chick-n-barn, even though I would expect to replace it someday -- and I'm miffed that they couldn't include a floor, or locks on the swing up tops and doors because it is hardly safe without them.  But it's a start. And before one drops a ton on a chicken coop, or spends weekends building it, it helps to know if they really are for you, and try a few to see. Go through a winter and see how practical it will be for you.  So starter coops are a good idea.  So is being able to buy a few chickens without ordering 25 at once.

I have ten chickens, about 5 weeks old, and I'm wondering how I'm going to find someone to chicken sit while I go on vacation. I'm thinking of putting up an ad to sell four of them, and whoever wants them, ask them if they'll chicken sit the others for two weeks in lieu of paying for them.

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I'm wondering why in the world there aren't places in the Carolinas that sell stuff like this. Everything I see is from north of the Mason-Dixon line, making shipping a king's ransom and unaffordable.

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post #8 of 58

What  Iam seeing here is a niche in the industry that needs to be filled!  big_smile (by someone with better business saavy than myself wink )

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post #9 of 58

There is a place in Virgina that sells some of the british style coops, but they cost a fortune, and they aren't very big coops for the $$.  It's amazing no one sells a lightweight, inexpensive tractor kit.  You don't want heavy wood in a tractor anyway

post #10 of 58
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I found another pre-fab

And they are in the U.S.
http://www.coops4you.com/scoop_orig.html

Lancaster country barns:
http://www.lancasterbarns.com/acatalog/Chicken_Coop.html


Edited by Anny - 5/29/08 at 3:35pm
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