My new Coop! Input please!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MommaHen86, May 21, 2010.

  1. MommaHen86

    MommaHen86 In the Brooder

    Apr 25, 2010
    So me and my husband were going to build a coop but then found this on craigslist. Here are the pics that he has of it. He says that 12-15 chickens live comfy in it if they are in it for the winter months. But I would only be putting possibly 10 max in. We also are doing a 40ft x 40ft run for them during the day while Im at work then they will be able to free range in the late afternoon for a few hours each day. What do you guys think of it? He said that he could paint it white,taupe, or barn red. I of course chose barn red with black shingles. He is selling them for 385.OO is that a good deal do you think?



  2. outlawfarmer

    outlawfarmer Songster

    Mar 27, 2010
    New Hampshire
    Love it... simple and clean cut
  3. barredrockgrl

    barredrockgrl In the Brooder

    Apr 25, 2010
    [​IMG] That is an amazing deal. I wish you were near me so I could get one at that price.
  4. ParrotsNPullets

    ParrotsNPullets Songster

    Jun 8, 2009
    Upstate New York
    Yeah that's a crazy deal for something like that!

    Maybe it's just the angles of the picture but are their any windows to let them have some light, especially on cold winter days when they're stuck inside?

    If not that's something you guys could do pretty easily.

    Enjoy the new coop (and hopefully some new chicks to be filling the coop)! [​IMG]
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Oh, WOW. Just WOW. [​IMG]

    That's a great deal!

    (But it does need windows, if it doesn't have any. Cut 'em out, put up hardware cloth, get some plexiglas to insert in the holes during winter/cold weather.)

    That's such a great coop. Wish I had one like it!
  6. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    It looks nice, but I would want the living space dimensions before I'd say whether it's a good deal or not. For 10 hens you'd want about 40 sq. ft. of space since you're in an area that gets winters. So if it's pretty close to that, then I'd say that's a good deal. But I'm guessing that the coop in the picture is only about 20 sq. feet (based on nest boxes and pop door). If that's the case, there's no way I'd try to keep 10 hens in it.
  7. CrazyFowlFreak

    CrazyFowlFreak Pine Hill Farm

    Apr 24, 2009
    It looks great. What type of material are the outer walls? MDF, solid plywood, etc?
  8. MeettheFlockers

    MeettheFlockers Songster

    Apr 13, 2010
    That is a great price just based on materials.... I just built two coops and a run.
  9. 3chimama

    3chimama Songster

    May 8, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    I love the inside...looks nice and orderly...
  10. tammyd57

    tammyd57 Songster

    I don't see any ventilation at all. Even in the coldest winters you need some vents. Or windows that open. It looks to be about 4' x 8'? I wouldn't put any more than 8 standard size chickens in it. Great price and looks well built.

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