Coop advice

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by RosanneH, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. RosanneH

    RosanneH Out Of The Brooder

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    We have no time to build a coop. We already have 7 (and one broody girl on the nest) in a shed/make shift coop but it's in a boggy area of our yard. Is there a good quality kit that will give my girls enough room and not take an engineering degree to put together? Budget of about $500.
     
  2. flyin-lowe

    flyin-lowe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't seen any commercially made coops in that price range that would be a long term cool for 7 chickens. I would check craigslist.
     
  3. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could you just move the shed?
     
  4. RosanneH

    RosanneH Out Of The Brooder

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    No. The shed was on our property when we moved here. It really needs to be torn down. I've checked Craigslist but in our area they are mostly adds from the coop websites. I'll keep checking.
     
  5. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where are you from? Could you just build a temporary cattle panel coop until you find something nicer? It isn't ideal for layers, put as long as your weather is mild they would be OK for a while. (Some used them as their permanent coop)
     
  6. RosanneH

    RosanneH Out Of The Brooder

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    We're in Texas. I'll check that out. Thank you.
     
  7. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He guy I know who uses them permanent, lives in texas. Maybe ask in your state thread.
     
  8. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Look on craigslist or box store sales for a used/new shed. Put that in a better location and quick alter it for coop. Move birds in. Tear down old shed.
     
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    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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  10. RosanneH

    RosanneH Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank, hubby is looking into all of that. I take care of my 92 year old mom so the bulk of the set up will be on him. He sure appreciatespecially all the advice. We're looking nw.
     

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