New from MA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Shawn H, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. Shawn H

    Shawn H Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello. love this board, full of info.. We are trying to figure out right now if we should build or buy a coop?? We cant seem to find a place out there that sells a coop worth the money.. Feel free to toss any info our way [​IMG]

    Thanks for letting us hang out..

    Shawn
     
  2. Rooster Cogburn

    Rooster Cogburn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi from the evergreen state [​IMG]

    If you have time on your hands you would probably save some money building your own coop. They can be a fun project if you have the tools and an average ability to use them.[​IMG]
     
  3. eenie114

    eenie114 Completly Hopeless

    [​IMG] Hi!!
     
  4. Doodle_Doo

    Doodle_Doo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    welcome [​IMG]
     
  5. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    My Coop
    Hi Shawn H, I would say definitely build your coop. It doesn't matter if you have construction experience or not. You'll get a ton of ideas here and plenty of people to help you out every step of the way. Congratulations on deciding to make the leap.
     
  6. Shawn H

    Shawn H Out Of The Brooder

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    Well looks like we will be building one.. i'm sure we will have a ton of questions, hope we dont wear out out welcome [​IMG]
     
  7. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    Quote:[​IMG] from a Connecticut neighbor!

    We bought our coop at Horizon Structures and were really happy with it. We didn't think we could build it better or for less money than the one we purchased (and the lack of aggravation was worth the price of admission!). The shipping was "free" (a $600 value). We made a few modifications to it over the past year, but I recommend the company and the coop. You can see it on my BYC page here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=43104

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    the link to Horizon Structures in case you're interested: http://www.horizonstructures.com/coop_landing.asp
     
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  8. Shawn H

    Shawn H Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info... i had a look at your page, the coop looks sweet [​IMG] but the Hawk looks scary... we have a nesting pair of Red Tails across the street.. makes me think we should now use the 1/4 inch mesh fabric !! ?
     
  9. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    Quote:Thanks! You definitely want to hardware cloth your whole operation. Those guys mean business and even if they can't fly into your run, they'll try to reach in. Scary critters.
     

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