Ebay and other places

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Markp1964, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. Markp1964

    Markp1964 Out Of The Brooder

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    Seems like several Ebay sellers have this up for auction:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Wood-Chicke...t=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item483f56a589#shId

    It looks just like the one Mypetchicken.com calls the Foursquare:
    http://www.mypetchicken.com/catalog...ursquare-Coop-with-Run-3-4-chickens-p720.aspx

    Is there a factory in China pumping these out for any one to advertise and drop ship? The ad copy on Mypetchicken.com makes it sound like an exclusive product, and their item is about $100 more than the Ebayers.
    Anyone know if one is knock off of the other?
     
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  2. Markp1964

    Markp1964 Out Of The Brooder

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    Any opinions on either of these?
     
  3. msteresaann

    msteresaann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These have been around for some time. I have seen these sold on craigslist for the same price or less than mypetchicken.
    Two years ago someone was selling these for $200 on craigslist, around the Seattle Washington area.
    I believe the first link (hf) is the manufacturer of the one you are looking at.


    http://hfpets.en.alibaba.com/productlist.html manufactured in Fujian China

    http://www.waremfginc.com/b-NoGroupdisplay.aspx?cat=CHI&subcat=HUT manufactured in USA. Not all their coops are on their website.

    http://www.cottagekits.com/ manufactured in USA

    http://newagepet.squarespace.com/new-age-pet// Pinta International, manufactured in its factory in Shantou, China.

    http://www.precisionpet.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryId=19 manufactured in Futian District Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China

    This is just a very few manufacturers of this type of product.
     
  4. peepie

    peepie Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought a similar style Ware brand chicken coop with my first three hens. I had it covered with a tarp during the wet months here in the PNW but it warped to the point the doors didn't really shut right. After year two it was still standing but it really showed some wear and tear. The wood on the run had completely deteriorated and would no longer stay together. I was disappointed as I felt I could of built something longer lasting for the amount of money I spent or at least spent the money locally. Maybe in a drier area it would do better. [​IMG]
     
  5. Mek

    Mek Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's the one I recently got. But I painted it with another layer of oil stain cos Its been raining for like 7 days straight.
    the handle thingo gets in the way of the door.
    A person that I know mentioned that the wooden ones would not last long and that I should have gotten one of those chicken tractors made from metal.

    Perhaps you have space for an Aviary design in your yard... cos now I want more chickens.
    http://www.rcr.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=31&Itemid=270

    or I might make my own with a combination of tube pipe thingos and left over materials around the house.
    http://www.rcr.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=37&Itemid=149

    or pull out my dad's junk from our old old old chicken house.

    I got three bantam plymouths
     
  6. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You folks in Australia have access to the neatest aviary stuff! Not to mention, a choice of amazing birds to put in them. We're building an exotic dove aviary to stock with some grasskeets, emerald doves and (my daughter's number 1 choice) Australian crested doves, but the latter are proving difficult to find here in our area of the U.S.
     
  7. ALVIEMAN

    ALVIEMAN Out Of The Brooder

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    I HAVE BEEN SCANNING CRAIGS LIST FOR FREE MATERIALS TO BUILD A COOP FOR MY 8 CHICKS. SO FAR I HAVE GOTTEN 11 INTERIOR DOORS, WHICH TOGETHER WILL MAKE MOST OF MY WALLS. AND THIS WEEK I RAN ACROSS SOMEONE GIVING ME FRAMED CHICKEN WIRE. ENOUGH 'WALLS' TO MAKE A NICE SIZED RUN!! THEY WERE USING THEM TO KEEP BIRDS 'OUT' OF THEIR BLUEBERRIES. I TOLD THEM I NEEDED THEM TO KEEP BIRDS 'IN'. LOL SHOULD HAVE THE WHOLE THING DONE SOON. THOUGH I PLAN ON SLOWLY LETTING THEM FREE RANGE.[​IMG]
     
  8. PapaChaz

    PapaChaz Overrun With Chickens

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    had some bad experiences with ebay, i'll never trust to buy anything there ever again
     

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