Thinking of selling coops

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by osukrazykate, May 3, 2009.

  1. osukrazykate

    osukrazykate Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am thinking of building coops for sale to those who may be interested. I am located near Tulsa Oklahoma for those who live nearby. I may even start a package with chickens included with small tractor coops for those in the city.

    I was laid off this last year so I am trying to get creative with a new business ideas.

    If anybody else has any great ideas for me let me know.

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    Last edited: May 3, 2009
  2. New adventure

    New adventure Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say go for it! Start with a simple design and see if you can then do something to make it unique. Also, if you can use material efficiently it will cost you less to build. Then you can charge a bit less. I am amazed at how much ready made coops cost. (Of course, I'm amazed at how much everything costs!)

    I'd start with an ad in your local paper or thrifty nickel type paper and craigslist to see if the interest is there.

    I like your idea of selling coops and chicks!
     
  3. Luvducks

    Luvducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Colorado
    I think this is a great idea. If you start locally and then eventually you could ship. I buy most everything online now. I get better quality and it costs less including shipping.

    My husband is capable of building but he does not always have the time. I have looked at coops but they are not very sturdy for the cost.

    Go for it.
     
  4. k2chickens

    k2chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    New Castle, Indiana
    Good idea! Try selling them on craigslist! You might find more local people who are interested!
     
  5. scrambledmess

    scrambledmess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great idea! I think you will be surprised on the local interest. good luck!
     
  6. hikerchick

    hikerchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2009
    Dover, PA
    I wish you lived in South central PA
     
  7. IggiMom

    IggiMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
    West Virginia
    Sounds like a good idea. I do wish I could have one of your coops. I badly want a small chicken tractor coop to move around in the yard with my breeding birds in it to keep them separate.

    But I am not handy.

    Unfortunately I am in West Virginia, so not close to you. Darn.

    Good luck and blessings to you.
     
  8. osukrazykate

    osukrazykate Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, I think selling locally would be best. I am later wanting to expand and have a local trading post/market/nursery (of course naturally raised chicken eggs and produce, I would say organic, but I believe you have to have some stringent certification to claim anything to be organic). I used to have a landscaping company in Dallas, moved up here to go back to school and be closer to the husbands family, and have always wanted a nursery. I am finishing up Finals, one more on Friday then I am going to get on this next business venture. Thank you everybody for the much needed moral support!

    Kate
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2009
  9. sydni82

    sydni82 Out Of The Brooder

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    So have you thought of prices and designs? I am 1 1/2 hours from tulsa and might be interested in something like that.[​IMG]
     
  10. newchickenfamily

    newchickenfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sounds like a great idea! I live in CA and cruise the "Farm & Garden" section on Craigslist regularly. There are several coop builders that I see advertising often. Good luck to you!
     

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