Is this worth it?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by phoenixmama, May 16, 2009.

  1. phoenixmama

    phoenixmama Songster

    Apr 12, 2009
    Gilbert, Arizona
    I found an ad on Craiglist for a brand new Chick-n-Hutch for $50. I haven't heard the best things about them (mostly that they aren't worth it for the price)...but is this a good deal? Would it be a good thing to get for my 4 pullets until their "real" coop is ready? I was thinking about just keeping it open inside their run.

    What do you all think?
  2. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    Do you plan to hatch eggs and brood baby chicks? If the answer is yes, then I would say yes, it is worth it just to be able to brood your chicks outside of the house.
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    It's $50- I've had bigger restaurant tabs. It probably beats having to co-habitate with your chicks inside the house, like I do. They are messy little buggers.[​IMG]
  4. old mill poultry

    old mill poultry Songster

    Mar 10, 2009
    I have one, paid alot more than 50 bucks for it last year. It's alittle flimsy but great brooder for the little chicks til they are ready for the coop.
  5. Windwhistlefarm

    Windwhistlefarm In the Brooder

    Apr 14, 2009
    Modoc Indiana
    Paid twice that for mine and love it! I put several layers of newpapers on "droppings" tray and cover with thin layer of cat litter-keeps odor down. I detached roof, used clip light to accommodate 250 watt red bulb, and used 3 of those inexpensive sliding window screens on top-voila! Last year I used bathtub utility sink, plastic storage tubs, a canary cage and dog cages. All either in the house or garage! The dust set off my smoke detectors constantly! This year new setup I put paper towels on screen for baby chicks' first few weeks. Easy to clean-keeping them in the garage for now. Wish I could figure out how to attached wheels to legs to "roll" the little critters outside.

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