New coop or new garage...which would you do if you had to choose one

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by flowerchild59, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. flowerchild59

    flowerchild59 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are in the process of building a new coop that is (I hate to say it) big enough for a two car garage. It has a peaked metal roof and half of it will be house/coop and half will be covered run. As it is being built I realized I could've had the garage that I always wanted but never could justify the cost to build one, but somehow I rationalized the cost to build a huge coop large enough for 50 birds. (I plan to supply my children, grandkids and friends with eggs and maybe sell a few to others). I told my DH that cost is not too much of an issue because I wanted it to be nice and look like the other barns on our farm so for once things will be pretty and uniform.
    What would you do??? Am I crazy to do this for my birds but not our vehicles that are sitting out in the weather day in and day out?
    Help me with my rationales please.
     
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  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Your birds will feed you and your family. Cars are made of metal and can be replaced. How's that for rationalizations? Easy for me to say though, I have 6 coops and no garage...
     
  3. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] There is NO choice for a chicken lover- your coop sounds fantastic.
     
  4. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Quote:x2-you came to the wrong forum to ask that question-coop of course! [​IMG] Garage, who needs a garage?
     
  5. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Quote:x2-you came to the wrong forum to ask that question-coop of course! [​IMG] Garage, who needs a garage?

    Well, it might be nice for feed storage! LOL
     
  6. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Quote:x2-you came to the wrong forum to ask that question-coop of course! [​IMG] Garage, who needs a garage?

    Well, it might be nice for feed storage! LOL

    I LIKE the way you think!
     
  7. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    A vehicle can handle being out in the rain, snow, & sleet. Best to cover your birds. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    That IS a tough decision. Garage, big coop & run. Big coop & run, garage. Okay, big coop and run it is.
     
  9. rrgrassi

    rrgrassi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say garage, especially if you have a 28 year old daily driver like I have. Currently I have a car port. The "Bockers" already have a coop and an 850 sq ft run area.
     
  10. MrChicken207

    MrChicken207 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a tough decision. I'd pick the coop, only because we don't have a garage either. my wife would pick the garage, because she doesn't quitle like having to get into a sauna of a car in the summer, or to have to shovel a path to the car, then around it, then clean off the car in the winter. Wait? I do that for her, what's she complaining about? COOP, COOP,COOP!!
     

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