buying or making a coop better?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by silver1polish, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. silver1polish

    silver1polish Songster

    Jun 18, 2014
    hey guys i was jsut wondering is making or buying a coop better for 1 chicken? but i was looking at some really cute little rabbit hutches but i have some cool ieads too.

    p.s sorry but could you guys please not keep welcoming me to byc?
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Songster

    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    With so many factors go into that, it is hard to really pin that down. If you can at least swing a hammer with out nailing your thumb with every swing the satisfaction with making your own is hard to beat.
  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Chickens need friends. They're flock animals and don't fare well alone.

    I assume the rabbit hutch would be predator proof? No openings a raccoon can reach into.
  4. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Crossing the Road

    Apr 6, 2014
    Melrose Park Illinois
    But you are welcome. LOL It all depends on your finances . You only have 1, But that is only a start. You might get hooked, and get more.
    Here is my idea. and it is one that I use. Convert a little tykes children's playhouse into a coop. It is waterproof and you just need to secure the openings with proper screens and make door secure to prevent predators from entering.
    I made mine 3 feet taller with plywood and have housed my chicks there during the warm months. In the winter now, they are in their winter condo inside the warm garage. PM me if you want a pix.

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