I'm about to buy my first chicken coop

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chickvet, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. Chickvet

    Chickvet Out Of The Brooder

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    Good Morning. I have been toying with the idea of having chickens for a couple of years now....and I think I am ready! I am looking for a bit of feedback on purchasing my coop. I am wanting around 6-8 hens. I live in an upscale subdivision, in a city, that has a "don't ask, don't tell" policy toward chickens. (ie - I had better have something that looks good and civilized or the neighbors can complain to the athorities). I have great neighbors so it shouldn't be an issue. I have been eyeing the Amish built coops at Horizon Structures. They look nice. The mini-coop says it will house 10 birds...but I am not sure about that. The 4X6 says it will house 12-15 but that is more than I think I want. It weighs 650+ pounds and I have to drag it across my 1/2 acre garden to get it to where I want to put it. Can anyone give me some feedback. My friends and family are exhausted by my angst. Thanks a bunch.
     
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    About the coop, bigger is usually better. If you dont want 12 to 15 chickens, it would still be nice for however many you did want. Just me but Id probaly go with the 6x4 coop, and have a little extra room, than something smaller and not have enough room. [​IMG]
     
  3. n-da-woods

    n-da-woods Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. BoJo

    BoJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    GracefulBantams Hatching and Showing

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  7. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The 4x6 coop is big enough for 6 standard size hens.
     
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    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

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