Plastic coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by brucewayne, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. brucewayne

    brucewayne Out Of The Brooder

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    I looking to get a new coop. I've been thinking about making something out of aluminum angle and hardware cloth, but this caught my eye.

    http://zchickens.com/Large-Plastic-Chicken-Coop--By-SnapLock-Made-In-USA_p_23.html

    Yep, it's a plastic coop, and at first glance that screams cheap and not worth it, but it's apparently made in the USA...and it should be super easy to clean (I'm thinking just spray it out with a garden hose, right?)

    So, I'm looking for your thoughts. What do you think? Is a plastic coop a bad idea no matter where it's made? Let me know what you think...
     
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know it looks good but it only will hold 3-4 chickens, also where do you live the climate of your area can also determine what/how you coop is made of.
     
  3. brucewayne

    brucewayne Out Of The Brooder

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    Good point about the weather. I do live in an area that can get snowy and cold in the winter, but I don't know how that would affect the coop. Still a good thought to keep in mind.
     
  4. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could make it brittle after a few years.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    My Coop
    Too small, especially for the price......and not a good design.
    Typical prefab.
    Shows 4 chickens in there, with really no room to move, but gives no dimensions(always a red flag).
     

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