Chicken coop builders in/near Sacramento, CA or online recommendations?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Belair, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Belair

    Belair New Egg

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm wanting to get a few backyard chickens and am trying to find a coop. My gate is very narrow, so most pre-made coops aren't going to work.

    What coops that come in a kit would you guys recommend? I don't want to spend more than $500. Or does anyone know any local builders who would be willing to do part of the building in my backyard? (I have no building skill whatsoever [​IMG])

    Thank you!
     
  2. jrz9

    jrz9 New Egg

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    If you are only going to get a few chickens, I have this one:

    http://www.amazon.com/Pawhut-Deluxe-Backyard-Chicken-Rabbit/dp/B007D8319O

    I'm happy with it but 3 standard sized hens is about the max it can hold. I free range my birds because I don't think that little run is enough space for them, so if you have a backyard for them to roam around maybe let them explore a bit.
     
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  3. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! Where are you located?
     
  4. Belair

    Belair New Egg

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    I'm in Roseville. I actually found and picked up a nice tractor last night, so now I'm just looking for chickens! :)
     
  5. Neti

    Neti New Egg

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    did you find your tractor in Roseville? I am looking for a reasonably priced coop to house 3-5 chickens with a run
     
  6. LauraSac

    LauraSac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my pullets from a nice high school kid in Rio Linda. I don't know what his supply is now. When I first found him, he had a ton of breeds, but he sold most by the time I got there. He's a teenager, and not great with returning calls, but the chicks were healthy.

    I got my coop made by a guy in Chico. He did a pretty good job, but we're making adjustments. We added another window and are raising the roost. I wish it were a little bigger because I think it would be crowded if we had 3 hens instead of 2. Pictures are below of my coop and run. I can't find his ad on Craigslist right now, but will link if I find it.

    Here is the link to the kid in Rio Linda http://sacramento.craigslist.org/grd/4416214638.html
     

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