any reliable places to buy coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by phy, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. phy

    phy Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,

    Since I have no construction experience at all, and no time (I am in college), I am looking to buy a coop/run rather than build one. I have 8 hens and one rooster. However, all the places I've looked at online -- Petco, etc -- have bad reviews for their chicken coops, such as that they are too small or too flimsy. Do any of you have suggestions for where I could buy a good coop?

    Thanks!
    Phyllis
     
  2. VelvettFog

    VelvettFog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Craigslist

    Find a 'handyman' in the newspaper

    Talk to the High Schools / Tech Schools -- maybe a student needs a project for class

    Get a 'kit' to build a shed from Home Depot.

    Dog kennel and a shipping crate?


    Good luck [​IMG]
     
  3. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    and used pallets
     
  4. billl2099

    billl2099 Out Of The Brooder

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    lowes has a 8x8 wood shed for $750 and for the run you can use a 10x10 or 5x15 dog kennel for $220, you can buy a 10% off coupon from e-bay for $1.50 , this makes your total costs of around $900,
     
  5. PHILMAN

    PHILMAN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What state are you in ?
     
  6. phy

    phy Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm in NJ.
     
  7. PHILMAN

    PHILMAN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok im from NJ too . I bought mine from a father and son in Susex NJ . Northjerseycustomcoops . look them up on craigslist in central NJ. They deliever too . Good luck
     
  8. Al Gerhart

    Al Gerhart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The premade coops and runs seem to exist only in the cheap and flimsy and the expensive range. Even the large tractor types I wonder about storms blowing them over.
     
  9. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. 70monte

    70monte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a guy that was advertising on CL to build mine. Here is a couple of pictures of mine. The metal runners and 4x4's under the coop I added recently to I could move the coop easily.
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    Mine is very well built and fairly heavy. He used screws in most of the construction.

    Wayne
     

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