Bad experience with

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by badfarmer, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. badfarmer

    badfarmer New Egg

    Jul 5, 2016
    I purchased a coop kit from and put my two-month old chicks in April 1. After three months the coop is completely falling apart. It was marketed for 10-12 chickens and probably has a realistic capacity for six, maximum.

    I am located in middle Tennessee where we experience fairly regular heavy rainfall. The laying boxes and roof leak, the hardware is insubstantial and the wood is thin and weak. The ramp fell off during a storm and while I was repairing it, two of the ramp crossbars fell off. Much of the construction uses tiny nails, thin and breakable screws, or just glue. I've put bungees all over to protect my birds from predators.

    I paid $800 for this inferior product and am having to have a new one built. For you newbies out there--DON'T PURCHASE COOP KITS FROM CHICKENSALOON.COM!!!!!
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! I'm sorry to hear you have had such a bad experience with your coop. I too have purchased a coop before and it's not been at all what I expected it to be. I certainly would not put their recomended amount of birds in it. In the end I've used it as broody and sick bay coop.
    Please do check out our coop section ~
    I'm sure you will find it most interesting and give you ideas for the future.

    Enjoy your time here on BYC :frow
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Could you report them to the Better Business Association in your area?
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - sorry to hear of your coop troubles. Sad to say, you are most certainly not alone.

    Best wishes

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