HELP!!! COOP NOT BIG ENOUGH!!!

Loudawg11

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I was looking at the adult sizes of my 5 buff Orpington pullets and I was shocked to find they can grow to be 12 inches tall and very large! I measured my coop and looked at them all squished in there yelling at me that they were cramped in there and knew I needed to expand it. Building an extension free hand is not plausible in my situation so I need to buy some kind of chicken coop house that is cheaper than $150 but is big enough to add a good amount of space and has at least 1 nesting box but 2 would be even better. It should come disassembled to be put back together (like any kind of mailed coop) and it should be delivered in under 7 days. I am really desperate here and would appreciate any finds! If you have any other Ideas on a better way to expand my coop please reply too. Below is a picture of the coop house in need of expansion.
 

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Kiki

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I doubt you are going to find a pre made coop big enough for 5 hens for that price.
You may want to start thinking about finding someone who can help you build one.
Look at the coops here for ideas: coops.12
(You can build one for that price/also Check Craigslist under the free section for good used materials)
 

Haihai

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I actually bought one from tractor supply that has four nesting boxes but it's not really that big, I only have two silkies in it but they seem to have more than enough room it was on clearance for 170.00
 

jeria

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Newbie at this. All the reviews on pre-made coops I read said consistently they were too small and flimsy. Not solid enough for many predators. Building and designing my own with no building experience and limited tools to fit what I need. I'm working on the pre-lims to build: leveling the ground and doing some pre-build cutting and painting prep. Hope to begin the build this weekend. I've had coons invade my attic so very predator cautious.
 

ninjawesome

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Oh no! Retail chicken coops tend to be very expensive - even the cheap ones, so those are probably going to be out of the question. Look on your local classifieds website such as Craigslist and see if there are any on there. I myself have a coop (and run) for sale - it is good for about six chickens and has two nesting boxes. I'd sell it for $100. Maybe for now just slap a few pieces of plywood together to form a hod-podge coop and then work on buying or even building one in the future. If that won't work, and if you can't find any others for sale within reason, you may have to consider selling a few if not all of them. Either way, they will be happier and you less stressed. I wish you the best of luck on your chicken adventures and I hope this helps! :D
 

Loudawg11

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Apr 29, 2017
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Andover MA
My Coop
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I doubt you are going to find a pre made coop big enough for 5 hens for that price.
You may want to start thinking about finding someone who can help you build one.
Look at the coops here for ideas: coops.12
(You can build one for that price/also Check Craigslist under the free section for good used materials)
No no no no! I am going to add it as an extension to my old one!!! Sorry if I didn't make that clear
 

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