purchase coop, new york city area

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by treeLady, May 19, 2012.

  1. treeLady

    treeLady Hatching

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    hi, my daughter has chickens at her dads house, two silkies were rejected by the rest and she wants me to take them. that is fine, but i need a small, sturdy, affordable coop for them (with run). i cant seem to find a place within driving distance (2 hours) to go look at coops and i am afraid to buy unseen on the internet because some of them seem so flimsy. any suggestions? i'd love to pay no more than $400 including shipping but i have a truck and can pick it up. thanks!!
     
  2. mikecnorthwest

    mikecnorthwest Songster

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    My Coop
    My only suggestion is to check craigslist if you want a prebuilt. Be very, very careful about ordering any coop over the net or off ebay. They are notoriously flimsy, poorly designed, and much smaller than the pictures make them look. Personally I think you're better off using that money to buy your own materials and either build it yourself or find a handyman to build one.
     
  3. treeLady

    treeLady Hatching

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    thank you good advice!
     

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