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Help me choose a Coop!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by rileyslilhenz, May 28, 2017.

  1. rileyslilhenz

    rileyslilhenz Just Hatched

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    I am new to chickens. I have 8 4 week old chicks and need to buy a coop asap! Based on my criteria, can you help me???
    1. VERY cold and snowy winters
    2. Easy to clean
    3. Easy to access eggs
    4. Space for the family to go inside and interact with the girls
    5. Under $1000
    6. Needs to be predator proof - fox, raccoon, fisher, cat, dog, hawk

    I have been considering the Omlet Cube M2K with a 4m run...any reviews of it? What other options would you recommend???
     
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  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Professional in training Premium Member

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  3. Mace Gill

    Mace Gill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks on the small side for eight hens ... are they bantam?
     
  4. ~KH~

    ~KH~ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. It is more work, but you can build a very nice coop for under $1000.
     
  5. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Professional in training Premium Member

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    You could even build a close to free coop with material off of the free section in your local craigslist ads.
     
  6. rileyslilhenz

    rileyslilhenz Just Hatched

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    Not bantams....Dominique, barred rock and Wyandotte. I have no time or energy to make my own. Need a pre-fab one!
    What about a Producer's pride defender?
     
  7. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Professional in training Premium Member

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    Can you share a few links to the ones you are thinking about.
    It would be easier (for me and others) to see what you are looking at.
     
  8. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Professional in training Premium Member

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    It's very cute....
    But there is no way in the world this will house (my opinion) 10 chickens. (I can't even decipher the exact measurements of just the inside coop area though)
    I personally would not put more than 6 in it. (Based on the size it looks from the lady who uploaded pictures of her standing next to it)
    I'm not sure if you noticed but all the questions that are asked and not answered publicly. To me..this means they are hiding something.
     
  9. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Professional in training Premium Member

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    Which coop are you referring to?
     

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