Metal Framed Unique Chicken/Small Animal Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by georgec-s, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. georgec-s

    georgec-s New Egg

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    Hello Everyone,

    Im currently doing some market research for a manufactiring company based in the West-Midlands and would like to find out wether you guys, the end user would use or desire a unique metal framed chicken/small animal coop ...? I believe because of its flat pack ... easy self assemble frame , it offers ultimate security and desirabilty to many different types of end user i.e colour schemes etc ..

    Your feedback will be much apperciated !

    Many Thanks,
    George:D
     
  2. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    This is just my two cents. personally, I would never buy a pre-made coop, I would build my own. Metal is too heavy and expensive to ship and would be too hot for the Texas heat.
     
  3. Young Heritage

    Young Heritage Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My experience has been it is cheaper to build your own as pre-built units are very expensive for the square footage. If the price per square feet was close to the same cost as building your own then I think pre-built coops would have a much better following/response. I would also agree the shipping would not be something I would want to pay on a heavy metal structure. Flat pack or not.
     
  4. bald k9

    bald k9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it is just the metal frame structure kit and we add our our plywood etc, just make a frame kit at a decent price
     
  5. greenpeeps

    greenpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds very interesting.... Many people buy premade coops. I'm sure they would sell well.
     
  6. Patricia Jane

    Patricia Jane Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. johnwhickey

    johnwhickey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not interested in pre-made or a kit, but I had thought about building a coop using metal studs and hardy board. Now I am back to designing a coop made out of wood.
     
  8. RandyDR

    RandyDR Out Of The Brooder

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    I would never buy a pre-made coop or run. There always too small, and never actually secure enough, it's always made to look pretty instead of being made for protection.
     
  9. Mama_Bear

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    Yep and pictures would help in evaluating the question.
     

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