Is this a good coop for me? *~EDIT~* new coop!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ChickenPeep, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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  2. Honeysucklefeathers

    Honeysucklefeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute but really small. If I'm reading correctly it's only about 16 sq ft. You really need 4 sq ft per chicken, to make it comfy.
     
  3. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:100% agreed, plus $500 is a lot of money for that coop.
     
  4. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    how big should it be?
     
  5. JusticeFamilyFarm

    JusticeFamilyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, if you're going for a goal of 4 sq ft per chicken, the you'd want a coop about 28 sq ft. How big is the run going to be and will they free range at all? Do you have bad weather when they will be stuck in the coop during the day at all?
     
  6. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    I allready have a run, so that wonrt be a problem. im wanting a coop that they can stay in in cold weather.
     
  7. bertman

    bertman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Doesn't look like much ventilation in that coop. Also, I read it to say the coop was 31" by 21"--that's less than three feet by two feet. Maybe it's a one-bird coop.
     
  8. Tracyree

    Tracyree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's super cute, but a little too small and maybe not a great quality? They mention it will need a few more coats of weather sealer and more screws...that would make me nervous about it's quality.

    So cute though, I really like the design.

    Yikes, just looked at it again and agree that it's only 31x20 (last picture all the way at the bottom shows the interior dimensions. I wouldn't keep more than 2 in there. [​IMG]
     
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  9. CrazyFowlFreak

    CrazyFowlFreak Pine Hill Farm

    Apr 24, 2009
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    I have a fir coop and I keep it in the garage for sick and baby birds. It would not do well in the elements. I would not get that coop unless you plan on keeping it out of the weather. [​IMG]
     
  10. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    According to my math, it's just a touch over 4.5sf. Correct me if I'm wrong... 31"X21"=651 sq in. divide that by 144(1 sq ft) you get 4.5 sq ft. Not nearly big enough for the 6 hens that it advertises. 2 hens max if you have a decent run and good weather year round.
     

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