Florida Coop Question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Dsyna78, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. Dsyna78

    Dsyna78 New Egg

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    Hi everyone, can anyone give me some advice on this coop by Precision Pets?

    http://www.precisionpet.com/detail.aspx?ID=200

    I recently got 3 adorable chicks that are a week old. I live in Florida so I plan on adding ventilation to any pre-fab coop I buy. I'm not tool savvy so building it myself isn't a viable option. I'm thinking a slightly modified pre-fab coop is going to be the way to go for my budget.

    -Dayna
     
  2. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks nice. I don't know how many chickens you want, it'll hold at least 6-8. Just make sure that if that's chicken wire surrounding it that you replace it with hardwire cloth instead. Chicken wire won't protect your birds at all.
     
  3. USMC-MSgt-ret

    USMC-MSgt-ret New Egg

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    If it wasn't for me planning my own 12' x 40" house and 10' x 40" attached run, this one would fit the bill; it's nice! How much are they selling for, may I ask? Have fun!!
     
  4. sn0wwhite

    sn0wwhite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went with a Precision Pet coop like that and it was WAY too small - even with an added run - for 4 chickens. So, I built a new one and that will now be my quarantine coop.
     
  5. joan1708

    joan1708 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From prior posts, generally these pre-made coops are never as big as they look in the pictures. But it is nice looking coop and looks like it can handle 3 chickens. It should cost at least 500.00. There are lots of posts from dissatisfied folks who buy the 200-300 dollar coops that fall apart in a couple months. Make sure they use hardware cloth and not chicken or poultry wire.
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    My Coop
    Are you kidding??


    copied from link, under specifications tab....
    Extreme Hen House Coop:
    2926-29136

    Outside Dimension

    111.2L x 39.8W x 41.1H in.

    Those are the over all dimensions, and they add a disclaimer '* Dimensions may vary slightly'.
    The coop itself looks to be about 3' x 3'.
    Not big enough for more than 2 chickens.


    LOL... they call it the 'Extreme Hen House'....yah, it's extremely small!

    OP if you're not tool savvy, then how can you modify it?
     
  7. Dsyna78

    Dsyna78 New Egg

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    I didn't say I would modify it.
    My husband would be able to modify an existing structure but I don't think he could build it from scratch.
     
  8. Dsyna78

    Dsyna78 New Egg

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    Thanks for all your suggestions. I think I'll start looking at plans and maybe find someone on Craigslist that can build it. :)
     

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