Need Ideas for Breeder Pens

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Rebecky54, May 9, 2011.

  1. Rebecky54

    Rebecky54 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need to get 3 breeder coops set up -- I already have the runs, just need something to lock them in at night. This is my busiest time of year and I have very little time to build anything, so I've been looking at the pre-fab model. I've read the poor reviews on Ware, Eglu is too expensive, Poultry Pods would blow away out here.

    Anyone have experience with this coop on ebay:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/MEDIUM-CHICKEN-...ultDomain_0&hash=item1e5f30f504#ht_1602wt_901

    Hoop houses are out because I already have chain link runs set up -- just need a small coop for 3-5 birds.

    Thanks for your ideas.

    Becky
     
  2. Rebecky54

    Rebecky54 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oops I didn't see that it's coroplast too, so too lightweight.

    Guess I'll just have to wait until I can build pallet coops
     
  3. Rebecky54

    Rebecky54 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I really do need some ideas so I'm bumping mysel. [​IMG]

    I won't be able to build from scratch until the end of June, but I'd really like to get some small breeder pens set up before then. I have chain link runs, I only need a small, summer only coop for 5 birds. Options:

    Ware doghouse
    Ware premium chicken coop
    Winchester playhouse
    CConly coop (more than I want to spend)

    Any input on the above?

    Any other ideas.

    Thanks so much for your help.

    Becky
     
  4. Rebecky54

    Rebecky54 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anybody?
     
  5. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    What about craigslist? You can find all sorts of cheap, usable crap on there.

    I stole one of my kids' little tykes playhouses and am using that as a coop for the banties chicks that hatched on Easter.

    The kids were cheesed off, but I make the food, and they'll get over it.
     
  6. Rebecky54

    Rebecky54 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in North Dakota, and Craig's list is for the entire state. It's really not an option out here -- very sparsely populated and CL isn't used much.

    A local store has the Winchester playhouse for $270 on sale. Does anyone know if the quality is good, or is it similar to Ware stuff?

    Thanks,

    Becky
     

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