Buying a coop on EBay

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by bren0990, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. bren0990

    bren0990 In the Brooder

    Jan 19, 2015
    EBay seems ot have a lot of decent small coop options like this one:

    Has anyone had experinece buying somrhting like this from ebay? All my ebay expereiences in the past have been good but I'm wondering more about the quality of these? I live in newfoundland, Canada so there is really nothing local for me to buy, of course I could build my own but I would have to buy all the materials and tools. I figure buying one might be better for me.

  2. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Songster

    Aug 28, 2014
    Oakland, CA
    My Coop
    Those are kits from China. They tend to be VERY flimsy and don't hold up to weather at ALL. They are also much smaller than they appear (they will hold, MAX, half the # of chickens claimed and frankly, I wouldn't but any large fowl in them). You'd be better off with one of the Snap Lock or Clifton ones you can get from Amazon:

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