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Coops, tractors and run question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Cameron03, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. Cameron03

    Cameron03 Out Of The Brooder

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    I do wood working as a hobbie and I have made a few coops in the past, My question is would people buy custom coops at reasonable prices? I am wanting to start a small bobbie business making coops along with my other wood working projects. Any suggestions to weather or not this would be feasible would any one on BYC buy one? Should I start a contest? Let me know what you think. Thank you! Cameron
     
  2. sdm111

    sdm111 Overrun With Chickens

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    I believe if you were to make a few and sell them very reasonable at first to get them out there I believe it could work cause chicken people know chicken people. Problem where I live the builders are asking outrageous prices so I believe not to many are making it to the targeted clientele.
     
  3. sdm111

    sdm111 Overrun With Chickens

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    Maybe make a scaled down version that could be displayed at a feed store
     
  4. Cameron03

    Cameron03 Out Of The Brooder

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    same here they are ridiculous in the pricing. Do you think I could sell some on BYC also if I set a link to my website I am going to create
     
  5. sdm111

    sdm111 Overrun With Chickens

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    Couldn't hurt to try. Maybe build a couple designs 1/3 scale or so put them on a trailer and go park it for the day in selected spots so ladies would see it, and it would be perfect for her backyard, cause her husband that works a lot surely wouldn't have time to build one.
     
  6. sdm111

    sdm111 Overrun With Chickens

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    I wanted to try that with hoop pens but after more thought I would be targeting retired men looking for something to build with there retirement money. That's basically who raises game chickens where I live.
     
  7. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote: If you figure the cost of materials in the fancy looking coops many people expect, and THEN add in a decent amount for labor, the price SEEMS "outrageous", but is really pretty reasonable.
     
  8. CHIKENROOKIE

    CHIKENROOKIE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great idea, just finished my first coop. Total cost was about 79 in materials, but my labor is worth far more!
     
  9. sdm111

    sdm111 Overrun With Chickens

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    400.00 is about starting price in my area
     
  10. sdm111

    sdm111 Overrun With Chickens

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    At least if it's word of mouth each one will be lil fancier cause people have to one up the last.
     

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