Originally Posted by Izzymoon
it does look nice, and has a lot of good features, but I do see they'd need some sort of box to sleep in, and also a nesting box so it would have to be modified. I would keep looking, seems like you can get a real coop and not have to make all those changes to it. It would only hold about 3 full grown chickens
Thanks for you input, i have 4 birds lol so that could be an issue although i could expand it, coops here are a fortune even old ones they want hundreds for, really good ones move into 1000$+
Originally Posted by California_chickie
I agree. You'd have to do some modifications, but pretty minor. Depending on your budget, I would purchase that hutch but keep on the look out for a better one. You might decide to get more chickens in the future, or your needs might change in some way. The number one potential problem is the predator issue: I'm not sure how rural your neighborhood is, but raccoons can rip open that wire, lift the lid of the coop (if it's detachable) and easily open the latches. A few tweaks might be necessary, but easy.
I have a coop similar to this that I got a deal on from Craigs List. It's tiny but I used a wine case box as a make shift nesting box, replaced the latches with stronger hardware (using decanters to eliminate turning) and secured the roof. It was only used outside for a little while, to separate some of our chickens while they were 'transitioning' and worked great. Later on it was used strictly as a broody box and lots of happy chicks were hatched there! We consider it a little chicky condo...
They have used hardware cloth but the entire front and floor would need to be modified. I just have the 4 chickens which at the moment are 2.5wks-3wks old.. no intentions of getting more, i mainly own ducks but wanted some chicken eggs.
I'm actually rural... so i have it all here... but we built our duck coop so i know what needs to be beefed up, i guess i kinda liked the idea of a foundation so to speak? i'd probably have to see it in person, to see exactly how sturdy and how decently it's put together.
Originally Posted by SouthernAlberta
That's exactly like mine. Other than extending the run, it works for upto three birds.
Thanks i have 4! so somebody would be left in the cold lol
Originally Posted by Debs55
I would get it and modify it. the others are right it vouldnt hold many chickens but it would be a nice start and could later on be used as a brooder box
I don't need a brooder, no roos here and my ducks brood there own... i wish i could find something to at least give us a start but the pricing here on coops is ridiculous and most of them are asking these outrageous prices with using chicken wire..