Has anyone bought a coop from mypetchicken.com?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by SophieInSTL, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. SophieInSTL

    SophieInSTL Hatching

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  2. BYChickenAl

    BYChickenAl Chirping

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    Hi SophieInSTL. I'm a 20 minute drive from the Arch so welcome to the neighborhood. Not knowing your setup, I can only say I would not recommend buying one of those new. It won't last very long and you'll lose a lot trying to sell it 2nd-hand. If that's the style you think you'd like, check out the local Market sites on Facebook and Craigslist. I've seen a lot of those advertised.
     
  3. AlleysChicks

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    Pre fab coops are often flimsy. And are too small for the recommended amount with them. You could have maybe 2 adult laying hens in that and it would be cramped.

    Check local, there might be a place that has a nice one fully built and ready. And depending on your location you have to think about the birds being inside the coop all day. So more space is better.
     
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  4. adrikeen

    adrikeen Whooo let the chicks ooout? Peep...peep...peep

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    I recommend the Formex Snap Lock houses. I went through 3 wooden coops with runs and like everyone said...they don't last long. I've had the Formex ones now for about 7 years and they look like new. They are expensive but well worth it. 4 chickens will fit but be snug in the small one. The unfortunate thing is you will have to build a run or enclose the house within a large run. However, I imagine the run part would be much cheaper than constantly having to replace the house.
     
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  5. SophieInSTL

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    What sites on FB would you suggest? I just put in a request on STL backyard chickens. I've been contacting people on craigslist but the coops are gone within a day!
     
  6. BYChickenAl

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    FB Marketplace is a great site
     

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