Precision Pet coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by annabelle08, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. annabelle08

    annabelle08 Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone know anything about Precision Pet coops. Are they cheaply made? I can't build one myself, and will need one pretty soon.
     
  2. Leigti

    Leigti Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one and it has lasted about two years. I painted it and added run to it. It worked for three chickens. But it has pretty much run its course, it is cheaply made and really not correct for chickens. Especially larger breed chickens.
    Depending on where you live, what kind of chickens you plan on getting, and assuming you can provide them free range during the day or a large run, you might be able to make it work for you. You could make one, or even have a simple one built for the same amount of money or cheaper. Check out the PVC hoop coops. Again depending on your claimant etc. that could be one that you could build. Doesn't take much carpentry skills.
     
  3. annabelle08

    annabelle08 Out Of The Brooder

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    Leigti, Thanks for the comment. After looking at a lot of the comments on different blogs, I decided that Precision coops are not strong enough or warm enough for our climate. Living in OK, we Do have "Winds that come sweeping down the plains," . For the cost, I think I can come close to the price of the lumber and possibly get someone to help me build a simple one. Thanks again.
     
  4. beccaisfirst

    beccaisfirst Out Of The Brooder

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    If I could find the receipt I would return the precision chicken coop my husband bought me for my first attempt at starting a flock....heres what happened....live in montana....had moved the coop to the upper level of the outside deck for ease of egg collection etc...intent on making a huge run area for them other than what the coop had...

    first big rain...soaked inside as well as where the hens would be roosting etc...currently they are in brooder...
    however this was my first impression of the precision coop...
    then the big wind of about 50 mph hit...and the coop itself went flying over and flipped upside down...luckily no birds in there yet....so any advise on how to keep the coop on the ground and protect it by maybe adding 'walls" to the run area with exception on door for me to get in and clean would be appreciated....hubby heart in right place
    perhaps his mind was elsewhere when it came to design...frankly i would just rather do an 6x8 enclosed with vents etc....this flimsy thing doesnt even have potential spot for handing water/food as the pullout tray is under the roost/nesting area and no other place to keep food/water secure or dry....
     

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