Has anyone bought one of these coops?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by TexasVet, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. TexasVet

    TexasVet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep looking at this coop, but can't decide if it's worth buying or not. The shipping charges are quite a chunk of money, but it might be worth it if the coop is well built.

    http://www.countrychickens.com/country_chickens_4_007.htm

    If you've got one of these, please let me know what you think of it.

    Thanks!

    Kathy in Texas
     
  2. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I looked at it two things to watch:

    1st your bidding in GBP which is $1.5/GBP


    2nd
    Coop/Hen house overall size incl nest box and legs.

    58" x 47" x 35"

    58 X 47=2726sq inches = 18.93 sqft so they are allowing 1.26sqft/bird not taking into account that those dementions include the nest boxes, that is extremely cramped, I would say you could squeeze in 6 birds assuming you add a good sized run, the diehard 4sqft crowd will say 4 birds only.


    It is cute though [​IMG]
     
  3. TexasVet

    TexasVet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like the design, but I'd probably raise it higher off the ground so it would be easier to get the eggs. And I was thinking of using it in a smaller fenced enclosure for my breeding stock.

    I've got way too many birds (and too little money) to buy enough for everybody!

    Kathy in Texas
     
  4. c1tph

    c1tph Out Of The Brooder

    If cost is a factor, can you find a carpenter or handy friend to copy the design and make it for you? That way you could modify it how ever you like and make it perfect for your needs.

    Tina
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  5. jacyjones

    jacyjones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree - it looks cramped and a bit out of proportion. The nest boxes seem large in comparison to the rest of the shed. It depends on the number of birds you want. I also think you need to consider how easy it would be to clean. We had a low shed and found we were bent double when we went in to clean it. The new shed is high enough to stand up inside and makes the job so much easier. Plus there is better ventilation and more room for the birds.
     
  6. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For the price of just that one plus shipping costs you could probably make 2 decent sized coops using scrap materials from other sources like craigslist. I have seen ALOT of sheds, wood, dog kennels ect go for real cheap if not free on that site. We built ours for less than $100 and it is 4 ft by 6 ft with a 10 ft by 15 ft dog kennel as the run we got free from my fathers property. You would be amazed on what ya can build from someone elses give aways [​IMG]
     

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