1. CJClucks

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    I’ve been talking with someone about buying this 6x8 coop for $300. I realize some minor things made need to be done but overall do you think it’s a good purchase? We were going to build one but this would be less expensive than the one we were planning & eliminates the build time. My chickens free range so I have coop only now, no run. My current coop only holds 5 chickens so wanting something larger. What are thoughts on the floor not being a solid surface? Maybe I could put rubber mats or something down? (If necessary)
     

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  2. Shamo Hybrid

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    I would get him to lower it to $200....... I bet he just wants to get rid of it until you showed up all happy with a big smile on your face, which turned his eyes into dollar signs.
     
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  3. CJClucks

    CJClucks Chirping

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    I’ve thought about offering less but I’m a terrible negotiator. Lol. So far we’ve only communicated through fb. I asked for additional pictures then said I was going to talk to my husband. She originally had it listed for $400 & has lowered to $300.
     
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  4. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    That’s a great buy! All you need is to sanitize it, maybe add some more ventilation, some new roosts and nest boxes and it will be perfect.
     
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  5. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Free Ranging

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    Only suggestion on my part is........... add chickens.
    I would not do anything to floor. I think the gaps enhance airflow and dryness. :thumbsup
    EXCELLENT VALUE...
    WISHING YOU BEST ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and :welcome
     
  6. rosemarythyme

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    I think it could be a good buy though you'll want to check the condition of the wood (make sure there's no rot or obvious signs of damage). Otherwise it looks pretty usable. The floor and wall gaps, check on how large those are, because anything over 1/2" is just begging for mice to come in. Same with the roof, make sure any gaps are either covered with wire mesh, or plan on covering those.
     
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  7. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Free Ranging

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    I have NO MICE. :idunno
    STILL WONDERING WHY...
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  8. blackdog043

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    For $300 you have a real good start. It looks like it could use more ventilation.
     
  9. beccaWA

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    Looks good, but I'd offer less, and mean it. Here, you can get free coops/sheds that can be made into nice coops on Craigslist for free. It also appears that the large side windows have wire over them, so you could take off the solid cover part and have your ventilation. It looks like chicken wire, though, so you'd want to replace with hardware cloth. Also, since it's on stilts, you can wrap flashing around the top foot of those legs and prevent mice/snakes, etc. from climbing up the legs. I wrapped the bottom 8 inches or so of my ground level coop with flashing. It helps.
     
  10. townchicks

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    Way better and bigger than a $300 prefab would be. As long as there is no rot in the wood, go for it. It might need some tweaking but it looks good, over all.
     
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