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I need a coop for 5 chickens

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by bonescrub, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. bonescrub

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    I am looking for a coop to house 5 chickens that I can purchase. One that can allow for ease of egg collection.
    I have seen many plans to build them. Its not that i cant build them its just that i have so many projects to do around my house that It wont ever get done.
    I am looking for some sort of kit that can be ordered or something Pre fab'd.
    My pvc/chicken wire tractor ( that some one gave me)is getting run down and doesnt allow for easy egg collection.

    A chicken tractor would be preferred. I have seen some A frames just not sure they are big enuff.
    thanks

    chris
     
  2. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
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    Where are you located in South East Texas ? we are neighbors LOL South Louisiana
     
  3. bonescrub

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    about 15 minutes from beaumont city called Port neches
    about 2-3 hours from lafayette
     
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  4. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Beaumont is 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours from Lafayette , depending on the traffic OR who is driving . LOL

    Nice meeting you [​IMG]
     
  5. BayCityBabe

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    I would be concerned that a tractor would not be secure enough. Think about preditors.
    Also, if you become chicken crazy (like the rest of us), you will need a proper, medium sized coop. [​IMG] Perhaps you could get a shed...?
     
  6. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    We have many ideas on BYC for designs . Also , you could do a search on Craig's list and maybe find what you might like for sale or perhaps to be given away free .

    I totally agree , you will most likely become as addicted [​IMG] as we all have and end up enlarging again. Happened to us . We started off with 1 hen , within 2 weeks we had 30 baby chicks and 6 more laying hens ... We now have close to 100 , which means we had to build a 2nd. coop and a 3rd. run .
     
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  7. bonescrub

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    not opposed to a bigger coop just looking for something that i can order as a kit. something that wont take a huge amount of time to put together.

    i doubt i will have more chickens than the 5 that i have. I probably have too many as it is. When i move to a new home 5 years down the road that will be a different story.
     
  8. bonescrub

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    after looking around on the internet I probably will just have to build one on my own and just make time some how.

    based on ya'lls experiences what do ya'll recommend?


    chris
     
  9. bonescrub

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