Anyone have this pre-fab chicken coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mommy2pnutty, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. mommy2pnutty

    mommy2pnutty In the Brooder

    Oct 27, 2008
    I purchased this on ebay from a company called Alping pets, last fall. I regret that purchase now because I had the worst time dealing with that company. They actually deleted my sale so I couldn't leave them bad feedback! Anyways, I was wondering if anyone else has this coop. It says that you can fit 5-6 standard chickens in it. But now that we have it constructed, we think its too small for that many.|66:2|65:12|39:1|240:1318|301:1|293:1|294:50

    I also wish I would have looked on this site before purchasing the coop. There are so many cute designs for coops![​IMG]
  2. bigmike&nan

    bigmike&nan Songster

    There are many great coop designs posted here. This is a great place, period. My wife and I studied here a lot last year before we got our coop built - our next door neighbor really is a whiz a carpentry and helped us a lot. We've ordered a much nicer coop this year - by having chickens in our current coop we learned what we want for our "next" coop. LOL...

    These manufacturer claims that a 4 ft by 4 ft coop will house 12 bantams or X Number of large birds is really doing a disservice to themselves and to pet owners They want the quick sale... A shame that most people don't realize when doing business to look at it long term. I went to chef school and they taught us:

    An unsatisfied woman customer tells 20 of her friends of the bad experience she had

    And rightfully so... (I'll stop ranting now).

    But no sense crying over spilt milk. You got a coop you can use in the future for baby chicks, or a sick bird hospital. You get your next REALLY LARGE coop built and having this barn will still be handy for the errant or sick bird.


  3. SoJoChickens

    SoJoChickens Songster

    Mar 9, 2009
    Fountain Green, UT
    Definitely too small for 5 - 6 large birds. Sorry you got burned. Thanks for sharing your story so others don't get burned too!
  4. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

    Dec 16, 2008
    Seems a bit small to me, if you can builed another one using a BYC plan then you will have 2 lol you are bound to get more chooks and it would probably be great for bantams [​IMG]

    BTW [​IMG]
  5. mommy2pnutty

    mommy2pnutty In the Brooder

    Oct 27, 2008
    Yeah, I should have done more research before buying. O well. There is no way my husband will let me get another, he dosen't really like the idea of chickens in the back yard anyways. So I guess I'll just stick with a few chickens. I know I'll want more, but I'll have to wait till I move to a farm one day.[​IMG]
  6. scooter147

    scooter147 Songster

    Jul 30, 2008
    I actually looked at that coop for my two ducks. Thanks for the heads up.
    I think when they say it will fit 5-6 birds they mean when they are roosting and not anything else.

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