plastc snap-to coops - are they good coops?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chick'n'weave, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. chick'n'weave

    chick'n'weave Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 25, 2010
    Am trying to find a suitable coop. Came across the snap-lock plastic coops. I worry about buildup of heat/moisture in a plastic coop. Any advice or owners with opinions about those coops?
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] I bought one of the Formex Snap Lock Coops a couple of years ago.

    (to use for a recovered hen that the flock was not accepting back. Funny, but just placing it outside the run with plans to move it in did the trick - she was let back into the clan that day and never had to really use it.)

    But for what it's worth here's my opinion.... Not enough ventilation, would not do well for a flock in summer heat in Georgia or Texas. And they are quite pricey. I think it's best to use those dollars toward building a more spacious coop with a higher ceiling with windows and more air circulation. The Standard Coop size could accommodate only one grown hen.

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