Isn't this too small?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by 2008momof3, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. 2008momof3

    2008momof3 Out Of The Brooder

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    My mom posted this on my timeline. I was looking at it going oh, that is neat. But then I looked closer and was thinking even for like 2 chickens that would be way too small and they would be miserable. What do you guys think, yay or nay for maybe 2 chickens in a small yard setting? Maybe if you let them freerange during the day? I am not sold on this coop though. http://www.goodshomedesign.com/ton-mattons-chicken-cabinet/
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    That should be illegal, IMO. Not only too small, it doesn't let them go outside. Awful. One step above battery cages.
     
  3. threescompany

    threescompany Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would not put my girls in that and I only have 3!!
     
  4. Nuggetirl

    Nuggetirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Neat idea. Needs a ton more room. If they were ONLY ever to sleep there you could get away with it, but that's unrealistic. What about winter when they can't really be outside all day? They can't stay in that when they are awake, they'd be miserable. What about days when you want to be lazy and not let the chickens out at 7 am on the dot? (also, there is absolutely no way you could feed them in there. You'd take up half the space just with food and water)

    Invest in something with an outdoor area.
     
  5. 2008momof3

    2008momof3 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was not considering it for myself or anything, just kind of felt sorry for the chicks that the owners did this. It is nice looking in theory but not reality.
     
  6. 11mini

    11mini Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For a nest box only it would be ok - in one picture it looks like it might be in a garage or something.
     
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  7. Sustained

    Sustained Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Might work for a Serama. If you modified it so that they could come and go as they please in an indoor setting. I'd never use it for anything else. It is cute though.
     
  8. bigmrg74

    bigmrg74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You would have to at least double the depth of the cabinet at minimum. And I would think you would want to set up some sort of chunnel system to a run as well. at least a ramp so that the chickens can get up into it if you're letting them loose inside of the garage.
     
  9. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG, my mom did, too!!!! But she thought it was nesting boxes + storage. When she realized they meant COOP, she was horrified.
     

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