Chicken coop emergency!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chanamarie, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. chanamarie

    chanamarie In the Brooder

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    To keep a long story short, due to chicken math, I need another coop. I was planning on building one, but due to toddlers, my time is limited and two coops have presented themselves to me today....

    1. A wooden 'bear proof' (the description goes) chicken coop that measures 3x6 and is 4.5'' to 5.5'' tall. Can be delivered to my house. Total (inc delivery) $200

    2. A plastic shed I would convert into a coop. 8x10 with double doors and a window and floor. Would have to pick up, but not far. $125

    What would you do? I need to decide tonight and I keep going back and forth. I like the idea of a really big coop, but also like the idea of something that is a very secure coop. (and I also like to the idea of less money!). My head is in a spin!

    Need to let the sellers know tonight...
     

  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging 6 Years

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    Eighteen sq. ft. may house four birds; is that what you are looking for? I would go for the shed and modify it. Eighty sq. ft.! Eighteen birds! Mary
     
  3. Intheswamp

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    I'd go for the shed, too....then tweak it. :)

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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member 5 Years

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    Go big!
     

  5. MRFarm

    MRFarm Hatching

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    I'd get the shed and modify it.
     
  6. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Enabler Premium Member

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    I also vote for the shed. The chickens wont complain about the extra space at all.
     
  7. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Songster

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    And the winner is.....???? [​IMG]
     

  8. TerryH

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    I could be wrong but I doubt that any structure that can be built and delivered to your house for $200 is going to be bear proof.

    The shed seems a much better option one way or the other. I've yet to hear anyone say how much they wish their chicken coop was smaller.
     
  9. I'd go the bigger the better. I honestly don't think you will regret it. A hefty electric charger and wire around the shed should take care of bears.

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