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Thoughts on :Chicken Coop Outlet Large Metal 20x10 ft Chicken Run?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by WhisperingOaks, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. WhisperingOaks

    WhisperingOaks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found this on Amazon:
    Chicken Coop Outlet Large Metal 20x10 ft Chicken Coop Backyard Hen House Cage Run Outdoor Cage
    It is under $700 and I think it would work perfect attached to my coop. The price seems too good to be true- what am I missing? I couldn't find any reviews and my internet is too slow to upload a pic.
     
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    NO!!! It's covered in chicken wire, so no predator protection! You can use a cyclone fence dog run, often sold on craig's list, as a semi-safe run, and with upgrades, make it pretty good. A cattle panel hoop structure isn't hard to build and upgrade, either. Mary
     
  3. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    Is this the unit?

    https://www.amazon.com/ChickenCoopOutlet-Large-Chicken-Backyard-Outdoor/dp/B01CLVKYQ0
    Excellent point. I would be concerned about the tensile strength of the wire as well. You may end up reinforcing the original wire with hardware cloth if Mary is correct.
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2016
  4. WhisperingOaks

    WhisperingOaks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes Hokom Coco that is the one- the pics and description were not good enough for me to feel like I knew what I was buying.
     
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  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Looks like there are no reviews yet.
    Frame looks OK, but mesh is inadequate for predator deterrence....except hawks.
     
  6. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's essentially a $200 portable garage frame with chicken wire zip-tied to it, any larger predator will be able to rip through the chicken wire and gain access in minutes if not seconds if they are determined...

    For the nearly $800 it will cost after shipping and taxes you could do much better building your own hoop house or cattle panel frame covered in 1/2" hardware cloth...
     
  7. WhisperingOaks

    WhisperingOaks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So is there a better option? Good price and same size?
     
  8. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps


    If the goal is to protect from predators, yes there are better options as the chicken wire on that thing simply won't stop predators... And IMO $800 for the frame alone is too much, with some creativity you can do much better and for the same cost...
     
  9. WhisperingOaks

    WhisperingOaks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks - I currently have the rugged ranch universal walk in run w an extension. It is super well made but expensive. Just looking for options- my flock needs more room.
     

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