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Plastic Vs Wood Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Finchley, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. Finchley

    Finchley Hatching

    Oct 17, 2011
    Hi all,
    I'm looking for a coop to replace the wooden one I have.
    While I love the look of the wooden coop, it is not very durable and hard to clean, so I thought maybe a plastic coop will be better for the job.

    -Do you know of any plastic coop that keeps the more traditional design\\look (I don't like the modern and expensive Eglu)?
    -Are there any major pros or cons to plastic coops I should be aware of?

    A bit about me: I have 3 beautiful chickens in a wooden coop. They free range in our garden when we are around and have an enclosed run of about 3mX3m for the rest of the time.

    This is my first post, I hope the question is clear and I thank you for your opinions!

  2. mommissan

    mommissan Songster

    Jul 4, 2011
    Have you considered converting a small resin storage shed into a coop? I've been exploring them myself and found one on BYC that inspires me.


    This company makes a much smaller version that is 3x5, more than enough space for 3 girls.
  3. azmotogirl

    azmotogirl Songster

    Apr 30, 2010
    Mesa, AZ
    We use two Little Tyke Playhouses put together like a duplex. They wipe clean and work well for what we need. Here is a picture....... I'm sure one would be big enough for your 3 chickens. Hope this helps and welcome!


  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    If it's plastic, I would make sure there is adequate ventilation, it might get real hot in there.
  5. Finchley

    Finchley Hatching

    Oct 17, 2011
    The Suncast shed looks very much like what I had in mind but unfortunately not available in the UK.
    The playhouse I saw in my friends garden gave me the idea of looking for plastic coop, but I don't have the DIY skill to make it into a usable coop.

    If you know of a purpose build, traditional design plastic coop, that will be very helpful.


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