Store bought coops

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by wolfie7000, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. wolfie7000

    wolfie7000 New Egg

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    Hi, I'm new to this. Has anyone had any luck with any of the store bought coops? Was hoping something would work, but the reviews are terrible.

    I'm hoping to keep the coop to under $400
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. Unfortunately, companies producing coops almost always over-estimate the number of birds that they are able to house. Maybe type "cheap coops" in the search box and see what pops up. The Coops section is also a great inspiration if you are handy and DIY.

    Good luck
    CT
     
  3. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Instead of paying for a pre-built coop, you might try hiring a local handyman (or teen) to put up a coop for you. I think for $400 or less you could have a nice one! Some members have even had good luck using things like old plastic playhouses or things they've found through Craigslist. You could take a look around a Habitat for Humanity (or similar) place to see if you can find materials to re-purpose as a coop.

    Good luck!
     
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  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Troll craigslist for items you can repurpose, and ask around town for pallets. If you get creative, you can build a very nice, large coop, for next to nothing. And it will be better quality than anything you could purchase.
     
  5. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Hi and [​IMG] I am glad you joined us! Yes, most store bought coops are cheap and not well made. But MyPetChicken does carry some very well made coops. But the downfall is they are rather expensive. Here is the link if you would like to look at them:
    http://www.mypetchicken.com/catalog/Chicken-Coops-c3.aspx
    I hope you enjoy BYC and find what you are looking for, best wishes! [​IMG]
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sometimes you can buy a nice shed and trick it out into being a very good coop. Please do check out the coops section for ideas.
     
  8. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! I am so glad you joined us, I do hope you will make yourself at home here. Enjoy BYC!
     
  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Wolfe, and :welcome! Pleased you joined our community! My beef with coops like you mentioned, in additional to the size over-estimation, is the flimsy construction in general. Just my two cents worth. A raccoon with a bad temper can often muscle his way in. Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! :)
     
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  10. wolfie7000

    wolfie7000 New Egg

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