feedback on this coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by carousel, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. carousel

    carousel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm new to posting to this board. I'm looking at getting a new coop for my 3 girls and looking forward to adding 3-5 girls later this spring.
    Im not all that "handy" with tools, and I wanted something that looked nice. Does anyone have any feedback on these coops? I'm wordering if they will be really expensive! I'm writing to get pricing.
    http://winecountrycoops.com/index.html
    in my "mind" this is exactly what I was looking for.
    I planned to attach a 6x24' run to the coop, or maybe 2 small runs, not sure.
    Thanks so much,
    Catherine
    NW Oregon
    *** my email to them bounced, not a good sign!
     
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  2. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks to be big enough...guess it depends on what size your chickens are too. Anyway, it sure is an adorable coop! I'd like to have one myself![​IMG]
     
  3. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Hi Catherine!

    Welcome to BYC and the chicken addiction!

    I don't have any personal experience with those coops but they do look well constructed.

    Hopefully, someone who has one of these coops will be along to answer your question.

    What kind of hens are you planning on getting, just out of curiosity?

    Dawn
     
  4. carousel

    carousel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I currently have 1 EE, 1 BPR and one Silver laced Wyandotte.

    A friend of mine went in on an order from McMurray
    And we have friends who are hoping to have some of our extras.
    we ordered
    4 PARTRIDGE ROCKS Females
    3 BLACK AUSTRALORPS Females
    3 AMERACANAS (EE) Females
    4 SPECKELED SUSSEX Females
    10 Blue Laced Red Wyandotte Str Run
    2 BLACK STAR Females

    It is going to be hard to decide what to keep. as I really don't want my numbers up over 8 or 9.

    I'm bummed that the web page does not have updated info on the coop and the email is bouncing.

    I was so excited!
    I have a set up now that works fine for my 3 girls but I want something that looks nicer.

    Catherine
     
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  5. skatcatla

    skatcatla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome!

    The winecountry coops are definitely adorable. Unfortunately, they are also ridiculously expensive. Not only that, but I'm fairly certain that they might not even be in business any more. The photos seem to be no longer linked to the site and their email address bounces now. But a few months ago they quoted me rates of $4000 and up (!), not including shipping!

    I ended up hiring a carpenter to build me one based on the photos on their site. I used their concept to sketch out my own design. You can see mine by clicking on the link below. All together it cost me about $650 to have made and I think its made just as well. Although I do have to say, I like the corrugated roofs on the Wine Country Coops. ;-D
     
  6. carousel

    carousel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is what I was afraid of!!!
    expensive and out of business! [​IMG]
    I'm going to share the pictures with a friend, I SO MUCH liked the design. UP and off the ground and the the size range I was looking for. I wanted something 4x6-6x6 range. And I wanted the chickens to be able to use the space underneath the coop.
    thank you very much!

    ******YES It was YOUR coop that gave me the inspiration! thank you!

    Catherine
     
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  7. skatcatla

    skatcatla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aw shucks thanks. [​IMG]

    Yes, I took these photos before finishing, but I've since used 1/2 inch hardware cloth around the legs of the coop so the girls can also access that space. They love scratching around under there!
     
  8. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    You might want to just get a small shed with a window from home depot or lowes add 2x4 for a roost- cut hole for their door!

    Much cheaper add flower pots & it will be very cute! and you can stand in!

    I think there is a playhouse linkk here somewhere
     
  9. Wooden_Pony

    Wooden_Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

    They are VERY expensive!!

    I guess they feel that because they are located in Napa they can ask such crazy prices for them..... Everything in Napa is over priced :|

    I got quote over $3,000.00 for one and for them to ship it to me (I am about 5 hours away) it was another $1,500.00. No wonder they went out of buisness!!!

    I model my coop off of their's as well. I really need to get the run updated on my link below but I just have not finished painting it so I have not wanted to take a photo of it [​IMG]

    Click on the link below and you can also see mine as well.

    skatcatla's and mine are similar [​IMG]
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They're beautiful, but very VERY expensive to the tune of thousands. My DH and I built the entire 8x20 coop, with electricity, for about $800 total. The original part that was 8x8 with a 6 ft ceiling at the front sloping to 4 ft at the back was less than $400, from beginning to end. You can have a carpenter build you a much, much larger one for a lot less money, trust me.
     

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