How much did your coop cost?

shelleyd2008

the bird is the word
11 Years
Sep 14, 2008
23,381
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351
Adair Co., KY
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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
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Dar

Crowing
11 Years
Jul 31, 2008
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it cost me about $500 but i got a lot of free materials

freecycle is great for free building material
 

Catstar68

Songster
10 Years
Sep 7, 2009
1,024
24
151
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.
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twister

Songster
10 Years
Sep 12, 2009
559
6
131
Mississippi
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.
 

Tala

Flock Mistress
10 Years
Apr 14, 2009
6,372
57
251
Benton (Saline County) AR
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.
 

Nana2KJS

Chicks-n-Ahs
10 Years
Mar 21, 2009
501
10
141
SE Kansas
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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Wildsky

Wild Egg!
12 Years
Oct 13, 2007
11,967
46
336
California
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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!
 

shelleyd2008

the bird is the word
11 Years
Sep 14, 2008
23,381
117
351
Adair Co., KY
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'
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I couldn't imagine paying over $1000 for a chicken house!
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bigoakhunter

Songster
10 Years
Jul 29, 2009
553
7
131
Michigan
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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