How much did your coop cost?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by shelleyd2008, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I'm trying to plan my chicken building, and I'm getting up pretty high on price. So I need to see how much everyone else spent on theirs, and what you did to 'cut corners'. Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    it cost me about $500 but i got a lot of free materials

    freecycle is great for free building material
     
  3. Catstar68

    Catstar68 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2009
    Franklinton, NC
    Mine was close to $1200 but that is for an 8' x 12' with an attached 20'x17' covered 7' tall run, automatic door opener, automatic watering system and built to withstand a direct hit from a falling space station. And it's pretty. [​IMG]
     
  4. twister

    twister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i got mine for 100. found it from people who were not running a flock anymore. ck craigslist and newspapers and people that know other people.
     
  5. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    So far, about $100 and I've gotten a lot of stuff for free, barter or very cheap.

    I invested in a 6ft tall chainlink walk gate - for a pricy $55, because I couldn't find anything used and I was afraid that anything I built would cause me more frustration than a few meeeeesly dollars were worth.
     
  6. Nana2KJS

    Nana2KJS Chicks-n-Ahs

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    I tried not to keep track but I think it's about $1200 right now for our playhouse coop and 6x10 run. And another $200-$300 to add a sloped roof before it snows. Grandsons are my excuse.
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  7. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    [​IMG] free. we just fixed up an old shed on the property - used up all kinds of junk we found lying around. It aint the Ritz but its warm - dry and rather large!
     
  8. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

    Apr 27, 2009
    Tonasket Wa
    Mine cost just under 900 dollars for the coop and run.
     
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Well, judging by some of you, I think mine wouldn't be so bad after all. Most of the lumber (2x4, 2x6 etc.) we already have, I'd just have to fork out about $200 for the sheet wood. I'm sure it will be more than that, once it's finished, but I guess that's not so bad. I'm planning a 12x16 building, with 16-24 'pens' inside. So we'll see if I can stay 'under budget' [​IMG] I couldn't imagine paying over $1000 for a chicken house! [​IMG]
     
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  10. bigoakhunter

    bigoakhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My coop was $343 , but I had the trailer base. and the tin roofing was bought cheap from behind a friends pole barn, that he had left over. Otherwise it would have been another $150 to $ 250 more.
     

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