Custom Coops in New England

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chickendvm, Mar 24, 2018.

  1. chickendvm

    chickendvm In the Brooder

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    Can anyone recommend any place that makes coops in New England? Has anyone used www.specialitybarns.com in Maine? Thanks!
     
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  2. Lacy Duckwing

    Lacy Duckwing Songster

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    R.T.Farms in Manchester has some chicken coops. Rate now they got a really nice coop there. Do you have a certain price range?
     
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  3. chickendvm

    chickendvm In the Brooder

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    Thank you! I would prefer for it not be super expensive but I'm more concerned about it being safe. I wish I were more handy. I had hoped to make my own coop but my husband and I just are not. I would like to have something safe and secure for now and then I can mess around with building my own coop at some other point.
     
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  4. HenHouse4Life

    HenHouse4Life GrandmaOnDuty

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    Hi! :frow
    You can find some nice prefab coops that are safe and some that are not quite as safe. Take into consideration also if you will be free ranging or enclosing your flock. Free ranging presents it's own difficulties with predators. If you will be enclosing a run use hardware cloth for fencing. At the price of some prefab coops you'd be better to take your time and hard earned money to build your own, knowing it was done correctly.
    Best wishes!
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    I would not use them, they don't know how to design a chicken coop.
    Looked at a few....nests up high, not good...no ventilation...bottom hinged windows.
    All red flags, IMO.

    Welcome to BYC!
    Just read your intro...an avian vet, wow, what a great addition to our tribe here!!
    For the immediate needs of your Orp, this a pretty good prefab(the only one worth buying IMO) https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/producers-pride-ranch-chicken-coop

    But continue your avian studies here by learning about the kinds of space chickens need before buying a coop. I'll post some links to get you started.
    Space:
    http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

    Ventilation:
    http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1048597/ventilated-but-free-of-drafts

    The inside details:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/coop-stack-up-how-high-should-stuff-be.73427/
     
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  6. mike1970

    mike1970 Chirping

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    if your in mass the Essex county co-op has a few different ones my chickens have spent the last 3 winters in one no problems
     
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