Should I get this?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Rare Feathers Farm, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    http://spokane.craigslist.org/bab/707547096.html

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    e-mailed the woman who is advertising it...and it's still available....

    I tried to barter on the price & she's set, 100% firm, not budging.

    There is some old linoleum on the floor, already. The house measures approx 6' high, 4' wide and 5'9" long. It's got fresh painted & recently been sealed for leaks...

    So do I go for it? I would have to drive 6 hours, round trip with our gas hog of a truck...and there would be some modifications needed to make it work for my bantam coop...and I don't like the color, so newer paint and some metal roofing (which we already have leftover from the house's new roof)...

    OR

    Do I wait, save my money up & build another 4x4 coop (or three?) LOL
     
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    I don't know, but keep me in mind if you come over.... I have sebbie babies still.
     
  3. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well by the time you pay the gas...you'll be up closer to $400 And then 6 hrs driving PLUS the time loading/unloading...you could probably build something similar for not much more, and not much more time either

    But it is really cute!
     
  4. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sound pricey, But if you could build a better bigger house, I would save up to build one.
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Cute but for functional size... I'd save up!
     
  6. Jacky'sMamma

    Jacky'sMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute, but I am with the others with regard to the time/money issues!
     
  7. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Geez, I could make a weekend out of it, huh? [​IMG] My hubby would KILL me. [​IMG]

    Could you imagine...me disappearing for the day & coming back with a coop in the bed of the truck & a truck full of goslings? LOL And/or MORE chickens?
     
  8. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Yeah, that's what I was thinking...the coop I'm looking at building (or, should I say "coops") are 4 x 4 and probably less than $200 per coop. I've posted on Free Cycle for wood scraps...so I may be able to get away with building them for FREE! Minus the cost of labor, nails & screws.
     
  9. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    I'd also say for the drive and price - you could do better.

    I'd also be digging around looking to find the "FOR SALE" posting she bought it from....... she said she got it off craigslist a few months ago - see if you can find it to see how much she bought it for.
     
  10. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I don't have a good space for a larger one...nor would my hubby allow it...BUT I do have some plans for a 4 x 4 (a few of them) for banty trios.....which if I can come up with wood & materials for free....I'll probably be able to get away with. [​IMG]

    Edited to say that I DO have more space (lots of acreage) but the area that would be good to put another coop or two is not that big. It's probably 80' wide by 120' long....
     
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