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Looking for a good coop kit? Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by openheartnurse, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. openheartnurse

    openheartnurse Out Of The Brooder

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    So I am looking for a coop kit that I can put together and is good quality. No idea who makes a good kit or what makes a good kit and I live in central illinois so shipping may be an added cost.

    I would like a 3x4, 4x4, 3x5 something like that. It will be in my backyard and my wife really doesn't want something huge and eye-sore looking. I will plan on building a run since they seem pretty pricey everywhere i look.

    Please help as I have 6 chicks that are 3 weeks old and I feel like they are getting cramped in the kiddy pool I have them in.

    Thanks again!!
     
  2. Apdeb

    Apdeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 10 barnies 12 weeks old in one of those foldable dog fences in my basement
    You can line it with a tarp secured with zip ties
    I change out shavings every 2 weeks
    If you did this it would buy you some time
    Where do you live?? Budget???
     
  3. openheartnurse

    openheartnurse Out Of The Brooder

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    Near Peoria and it would be nice to keep it under $1000.
     
  4. Apdeb

    Apdeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok theres a few amish ones that are good
    Unless you want plastic then id go with snaplock or omlet without run
     
  5. openheartnurse

    openheartnurse Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I was going to get a red eglu cube but they are sold out until january. So what are the amish ones?
     
  6. Triple Willow

    Triple Willow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DIY hoop coop or a (covered) 4'X6' dogpen with a good doghouse. Also need hardware cloth around the bottom to keep coons from reaching in and killing them.
    HOOP COOP (About $200. Instructions on youtube.)
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    (I'm guessing this one would cost less than $100)
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    Apdeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Triple Willow Chillin' With My Peeps

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