a few questions on pvc type coops

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by frickenchicken1, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. frickenchicken1

    frickenchicken1 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 27, 2016
    Melbourne, Australia
    I have a friend and were planning to purchase chickens, what were planning to do is take turns, so every couple of weeks she brings the chickens to my house to stay for around up to a couple weeks to a month and then vice versa. So what i'll be needing is a light compact run that will be easy to transport. I was thinking of a pvc coop. My question is, do these coops knock over easily by the wind, do you use anything such as stakes, to keep the pvc run down? Is it fairly sturdy? What are your experiences with this type of run, any good? THANKS SO MUCH! for the replies in advance
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2017
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Do you mean run or coop (or both)? I'd imagine that constant assembly / disassembly will affect the structural integrity after some time. Chickens don't deal with change very well - do you think that the constant moving from one place to another will negatively affect them?
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    I think so.
  4. Leigti

    Leigti Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2015
    Walla Walla WA
    I would suggest getting your own chickens. Constantly moving them will just stress them out. Why were you thinking about sharing?
  5. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2015
    SW Ohio

    Totally agree. Chickens do not like change and that stress will affect their laying. Ultimately you may end up with no eggs. Why are you planning to share chickens rather than having your own? Seems like a lot of extra work.

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