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

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY

    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

    Jul 31, 2008
    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

    Sep 12, 2009
    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

    Mar 21, 2009
    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.
  7. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    [​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

    Sep 14, 2008
    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' [​IMG] I couldn't imagine paying over $1000 for a chicken house! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2009
  10. bigoakhunter

    bigoakhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    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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