Ebay coop - review

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Asgard Farms, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. Asgard Farms

    Asgard Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got a coop off ebay. I am happy to say so far not to shabby.

    Here is the link to the one I got ~ http://cgi.ebay.com/Deluxe-Chicken-Coop-Hen-House-CP002_W0QQitemZ120516790972QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item1c0f5c4abc

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    far it's out of the box with very (very very) minor shipping damage.

    It's better made than I thought it would be for under $300. I am re-sealing it cause I am paranoid [​IMG]

    will be putting it together tomarrow. Will report back with pictures as well.

    Patti
    (the super excited)
     
  2. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

    Feb 12, 2009
    NE Kansas
    Looks really nice.How many birds will you put in it?
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Wow, that's very nice. The listing says 5-10 birds, depending upon their size. Looks like a good deal since shipping is free.

    Is this one related to the coop you wanted to sell last September? Same kind, and did you already sell the other one? I don't need much of an excuse to make a trip home....
     
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  4. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    i might put it up off the ground a little bit but it looks nice. sounds like a good deal if its made well.
     
  5. Asgard Farms

    Asgard Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it is similar to the one from last year, but not as thin and more reinforced. (my impression so far)

    I have 4 hens at the moment. But for right now, it seems really big.

    Will see after I get it set up.

    Going to do a hatch of French Black Copper Marans next month - needed more space than the one i have.

    it sealed nicely. It was "water proffed" but not as evently as I would have wanted. I used a paint on Olympic Sealer.

    Set up is tomarrow.

    Patti
     
  6. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
    Alaska
    I think it is cute, and would make a breeding coop out of it for the summer. I would just add a medium sized run, for 4-5 chickens.
     
  7. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    That is really nice! Good luck putting it together, may all your pieces be there and your hens love it! Nice find, thanks!
     
  8. grandmaof5

    grandmaof5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    According to the dimensions given, I would think it was suitable for 2 or 3 hens, not more. (less than 9 sq ') Is that correct?
     
  9. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    Looks very nice... And Pretty...
     
  10. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats. A nice looking coop for the money. Definitely do three things.

    1 Put hardware cloth mesh over all windows from the inside.

    2 Set it up 18" above ground, minimum so as to have no place for rodents and snakes to live.

    3 Cut rectangular holes for four 6 x 12 vents. You cannot overventilate a coop and that coop has no permanent full-time ventilation that I could see. Chooks can get lung disorders very easy, and you do not want to deal with that, ever. You can easily lose an entire flock from that too.[​IMG]
     
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