How much would you pay for this coop? *PICS*

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Countrychick8540, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. Countrychick8540

    Countrychick8540 Out Of The Brooder

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    So i'm looking into buying this coop. I'll tell you the price after I get some responses. It's brand new, and they will deliver(for a fee) Just don't want to "overpay".

    Thanks!
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  2. bingrancher

    bingrancher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    $50 cause you could build it your self for that and it looks small.
     
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  3. srmoss

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    very nice coop, its not what we would pay but what you think its worth to you. if you are good with a saw and hammer you could make one but if not then pay what you think its worth. in the UK you could pay maybe £199 for that type. as you know ready made coops are not cheap. my coop cost me £50 in materials and a couple of days to put together. the most expensive part was the ply for the sides and roof.
     
  4. chicken tows

    chicken tows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    $150-$175 because I don't built
     
  5. bnjrob

    bnjrob Overrun With Chickens

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    When I am costing things out like this I look at multiple factors, things like - What is it made out of? What are the dimensions? Would I have a hard time finding any of the pieces to build one (ex: specific type of hardware/lumber/wire etc)? Do I have the skills to make something similar? Do I have time to make something similar? Does it call to me or do I look at it and go "meh, it's ok"?
     
  6. Countrychick8540

    Countrychick8540 Out Of The Brooder

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    They want $400 plus delivery.

    I will add that I am not a builder. I could build my own, but god knows how it would turn out! I wouldn't be able to add all the little doors and such if I did it myself.

    I also placed an ad looking for someone to build me a coop, all the responses would be about $300-$400, PLUS materials, or more!. So that option isn't cheap either.

    I really don't want to spend that much on one, but the "prefab ebay coops" are almost that much, and are a lot cheaper...

    I'm still up in the air on it!
     
  7. timmer594

    timmer594 New Egg

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    I'm new here but also looking to build a coop. That seems to be a really high price for a small coop. What part of the world are you in?
     
  8. The Lazy L

    The Lazy L Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A rule of thumb, "Take the cost of materials and then double that cost to figure what labor could cost".


    $400 so I'd figure $200 is for labor. $20 an hour for 10 hours of work. I don't see 10 hours of labor in that coop. I don't see $200 of materials in the coop either.
     
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  9. Countrychick8540

    Countrychick8540 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am in Wisconsin. And everyone up here seems to think that they can charge whatever they want for coops! Since there's hardly ever any for sale.
     
  10. bingrancher

    bingrancher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Might try converting an ice fishing shanty or have a high school wood shop class build one
     

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