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Money poorly spent?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by nathana1984, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. nathana1984

    nathana1984 Out Of The Brooder

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    12 what? Sorry confused. Do u mean 12 chickens? If so i didnt want that many i was looking for 3-4
     
  2. bluefrog87

    bluefrog87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are sites you can buy a coop from it just takes a lot of research and math. A lot of the good coops you could buy are a lot of money.

    Just keep in mind
    • 4 sq ft per bird in coop/ 10 sq ft per bird per run (standard size bird)
    • where the bird will poop
    • how you will access the eggs
    • how you will clean it
    • how predators will try to steal your stuff for a free meal.
    • how will it breath


    This chicken breed selector quiz can help determine breed http://www.mypetchicken.com/chicken-breeds/which-breed-is-right-for-me.aspx

    My Pet chicken specializes in small orders of chicks.

    My backyard chickens has a lot of coop designs. See if you can find local coop designs to figure out what works in your area. For example, my area has tons of open coop designs because my area has a of summers where 100+ is normal but little to no snow.
     
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  3. MoonShadows

    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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    Just got back to this thread today. In my experience, I have heard nothing but bad things about Chicken Saloons....both dimension "extensions" (if you know what I mean) high costs, and low quality. Sorry you had to find out the hard way.
     
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  4. MoonShadows

    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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  5. nathana1984

    nathana1984 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yea moon shadow that the consensus i found bout chicken saloon. Which sucks because when i did google reviews they were good. But i guess the chicken salon people flooded the internet with good reviews or something (its a conspiracy) haha.

    Thank you to everyone who gave me advice, suggestions, and criticisms. I appreciate the honest feedback.

    I will still try to incorporate this into a small coop for a few chickens (2-4) and tweek it a little and build around this unit. Once i get the hang of raising a few chickens i will build something a little more respectable and most importantly practical.

    I will not continue this thread as its beating a dead horse but if anyone has any suggestions on how to modify it whether it be elevate it (thanks ridge runner) or other uses for it when i build a better coop like a quarantine (thanks blue frog) please feel free to add that here. Trust me it will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks again. Ill start new thread when i get everything psuedo-build with fencing and stuff.
     
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  6. MoonShadows

    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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    Yes, by all means...incorporate it and get something out of it.

    It might not only be the Chicken Saloon people plugging it online, but if they have affiliates and dealers, they might be plugging it. I have been doing online sales for over 10 years. You'd be surprised with the "recommendations" out there. People even set up "Review Sites" to review the products they sell...giving stellar reviews for garbage products. Then, when you click their link, it's their affiliate link and they make money off you from bogus recommendations.

    Let us know how you make out.
     
  7. bluefrog87

    bluefrog87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you rearrange the roost bars and make them removable for easy clean, and get rid of 2 out of 4 of the nest boxes you may be able to get a better coop


    Roost bars are simply a ladder to get to the highest spot. Try to get the roost bars on the opposite side of the nest boxes


    This is"barred rocker" coop roost system
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    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/barred-rockers-chicken-coop

    Also cover the windows with hardware cloth and the former nest boxes as well. Or you could make the former nest boxes into a water food station.
     
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  8. jenniemig

    jenniemig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a thought...why don't you send it back and ask for a refund? Or, if it hasn't shipped yet you might be able to cancel the order. You may have to pay return shipping, but the fact that they're advertising that it holds WAY more hens than it actually does should be reason enough for them to refund your money. If it had been used then they probably wouldn't give you a refund, but if it's unopened and can be resold I don't know why they wouldn't.
     
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  9. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    I agree! It's false advertisement and any big ticket item like that surely comes with a refund policy. You might lose a little money on the deal in shipping but not as much as taking receipt on an inadequate poultry house situation, the cost of which could build you a massive coop if you were to build your own.
     
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  10. nathana1984

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    I agree ive tried to call but cant seem to get an answer. In order to send it back i have to have address. The package has arrived it still in slc, Utah which is near the company or distribution center. I know this cause tracking it was orginally picked up vineyard, Utah.

    The situation just sucks and i wanted to stop the package there and send back so the shopping cost would be minimal. But cant seem to get response from company.

    Well yea sorry bout the rant. Hopefully i hear from them soon. If not I'll take it at lesson learned. Thanks for all the help everyone
     

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