Prefab coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Abbie79, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. Abbie79

    Abbie79 Out Of The Brooder

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    As much as I'd rather build I may have to order a prefab coop. No skills or time to build. I've been looking and looking and thing I'm down to two possibilities. I have four regular sized hens and one banty.
    This one
    http://www.greengardenchicken.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=302
    Id probably modify it by adding a floor to the bottom, perches, and nesting boxes on top. I like how ventilated it is for Louisiana summers.
    Or this one
    http://www.greengardenchicken.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=281
    Seems like enough space for everyone to have their own room! Lol. Is it practice for chickens?
    I realize I'll have to add hardware, and tweak both of them to make them secure. The coop is for me to lock them up at night. During the day they have a huge enclosed chicken yard to roam.
     
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  2. 4 the Birds

    4 the Birds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I prefer the second one of the two but you are right that the first one is nice and open. I was looking at some of the other coops on that site and the Country Club coop is about the same price range and more simple design. Reinforce the bottom boards and add whells and it would be a great tractor coop as well!
     
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    No other thoughts?
     

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