craigslist coop fail

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Zonoma, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. Zonoma

    Zonoma Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

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    doesn't look too bad to me. is there ventilation on the bottom of the roof, looks like they cared. i've seen much worse for sure.
     
  3. hmmcc123

    hmmcc123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How awful! Where in the heck do they roost? I could see 5 Seramas in it MAYBE. I wonder if the photo is tricking our eye and it is actually bigger that it looks in the photo? It is cute otherwise. [​IMG]
     
  4. ozark_chickies

    ozark_chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is cute, but kind of small. No way would I put 5 chickens in there, maybe a pair of banties or a broody with chicks.
     
  5. mommissan

    mommissan Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. hmmcc123

    hmmcc123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK. So, I looked at it again ad it looks to be (if those are 4x4 post holding it up) that it is like maybe 18" x 4'. Wow. That is a 1 1/2' per standard breed chicken. [​IMG]
     
  7. hmmcc123

    hmmcc123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wow! Those are awesome. [​IMG]

    On a more serious not those...poor chickens![​IMG]
     
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  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Well, honestly, that looks like it is modeled after the many many commercial pre built coops that only allow for 1.5sq feet per standard bird. Appears to be intended for sleeping only. Better than some I've seen, that's for sure.
     
  9. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like an old set of kitchen cabinets. The small rectangles look like they used to be drawers.
     
  10. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Well...it's a creative use of material - looks to be a used set of kitchen cabinets fixed up as a coop. Yes - mostly likely not large enough for 5 chickens - I doubt there's 10 sq. ft there, which is the smallest space I've read of folks using (2 sq. ft per bird, which I don't think is enough space). As someone else said, a pair or quad of birds would probably do okay as long as they had roomy run space.
     

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