Pre-made coop, which one?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by SFBayArea, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. SFBayArea

    SFBayArea Out Of The Brooder

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    I am thinking of getting pre-made coop for couple of reasons. First, I don't have scrap lumber material to build it cheap. If I buy everything from the store it will be expensive. Second, I don't have time to do the coop from scratch. So I am looking for a coop that would house 4-6 large chickens such as New Jersey black giant and Rhode Island Red.
    Hopefully I can get away with one that is $500 or below (including shipping).
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Just a word of caution with pre-fab coops--don't ever go by how many birds the manufacturer says it can hold! Ever. They lie. Go by how many square feet the coop is. For 4 birds you'll need a coop of a minimum 16 square feet, and a run of at least 40 feet. 6 birds will be a coop of 24 feet and a run of 60 feet. More space is always better.
     
  3. joan1708

    joan1708 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you see the one they are selling at Cost-co? looks pretty good to me!
     
  4. NicChicks2013

    NicChicks2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my first coop off hayneedle..have a second one in garage, from e-bay. It is bigger and was under 500 with free shipping. Surf the net and you probably can find a good deal :)
     
  5. SFBayArea

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    Van you give me a link? Just wonder what to look for.
     
  6. NicChicks2013

    NicChicks2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    http://www.hayneedle.com/product/extremecapecodcoop.cfm

    This is the one I have up now..I had four hens in it (one passed) . Two roost each 24 inches long. Listed at 284.00, might have promo code for a percent off..I think it came to 315.00 with shipping..Not sure if link will work, I am an ace at online shopping not so much at posting links..lol
     
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  9. SFBayArea

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    Thank you!
     
  10. SFBayArea

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    This one looks like the one from Costco. Was it enough for four chickens? How big were your chickens?
     

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