Time to pick your brains, BYC folks! I found someone who is willing to sell me a used coop that could house four chickens (max), but he said it was in "average" condition (which could mean different things to different people) and will just do the job in housing hens. No frills, no bells and whistles, and no exterior nesting box..which I would really love. My gut tells me this guy is trying to take me to the cleaners. Also, he won't even let me stop by just to look at the coop unless I commit to purchasing it beforehand. The only way I can obtain a coops is by A. buying a new one - which seem to be pricey ($500 and up..YIKES!) and wouldn't even be an option until next year or B. buy a used one and fix it up myself to save money. It would not be wise to try and build something totally on my own - unless Ikea sells coops - as I am very inexperienced in that area. So the question is, what would you pay for a small used coop? Is $200 too expensive?