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Has anyone bought an Amish coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Rare Feathers Farm, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. I got a flyer in the mail for an Amish chicken coop and the prices aren't too bad...about what you'd pay to build it yourself but they also have FREE shipping on some of their smaller models...

    I'm thinking about getting one because my husband refuses to build anymore coops for me (for some reason he thinks two coops are enough) and one holds two breeds, the other holds 10 (with room for a few more). [​IMG]

    My other option is to look for an old shed (wooden one) and convert that...

    Anyone bought one of these?


  2. Cargo

    Cargo Songster

    Sep 28, 2010
    Farmington, NM
    No idea if they are any good. However most online mail order coops are cheap crap.

    I would suggest contacting a local shed builder. They can make you a coop and you will be able to make sure they use quality construction materials.
  3. Quote:Yeah...there's a shed place in Ellensburg that makes coops but they are outrageously expensive...
  4. nczookeeper

    nczookeeper In the Brooder

    Aug 30, 2010
    I bought an Amish coop from a local Amish Market. I love it! My hubby and I built the run and the girls love it! (4 of them) I started with a chicken tractor (photos of it on previous posts) but with my back and wanting more room for them we went large. This coop is 8 x 10 with a tack area. . see video for the tour. If you can't see the video, let me know and I can change privacy settings.


    They built it on site and it looks great! It was just under $1,900.00 with tax and the run cost us $150.00 in materials to build - think it turned out really nice. The top raises up so when the girls are inside and their hen hole closed, I just lift it, and walk in and rake up. Very easy to keep clean inside and out. Even hubby is very pleased quality and appearance [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2010
  5. RosalynU

    RosalynU In the Brooder

    Nov 12, 2008
    Several years ago I ordered a chicken tractor on-line. It looked nice and was supposed to be easy to assemble. When it came, I discovered that in order to ship it, they had stapled heavy cardboard (with heavy duty stables) to the wood of the chicken tractor. There must have been 50-100 staples that I had to laboriously pry up with a screwdriver to get the packing cardboard off. And it wasn't easy to assemble at all.

    So do your homework and ask lots of questions or you'll be unpleasantly surprised!

    I recently ordered a tractor from a local person, already assembled, where I could see what I was getting and have been happy with it. I would recommend doing it that way.

  6. RobinZ

    RobinZ Songster

    Jun 13, 2009
    I love mine. [​IMG]
  7. RobinZ

    RobinZ Songster

    Jun 13, 2009
    Quote:But I didn't pay anywhere near those prices.

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