TSC Free Range Hen House (SKU 1077086)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Mingus, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. Mingus

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    Looking very hard for a safe, ez clean, well made chicken coop. Has anyone had experience with Tractor Supply's "Free Range Hen House?" SKU 1077086 It's metal. I see a lot of wood coops and some plastic models, but not so many metal. Is metal ok for coop? Thanks!
     
  2. The Farm

    The Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could you up load a pic on BYC? I f not that's fine.
    I have a coop that is made of metal but also has wood to. I love it!!!
     
  3. Mingus

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  4. Mingus

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    Hmmm. It's on the Tractor Supply Co. website. Tried to give you the link but BackYardChickens doesn't allow. Can you see the picture of the metal coop on the TSC site?
     
  5. jenniemig

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  6. Mingus

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    Here is the pic:
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  7. Mingus

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    Yes - that's it! MD winter this year is very cold. Usually not too bad, but does get to freezing. Perhaps I can cover with tarp and/or enclose wire panels better?

    Also, do you think there's enough area for nesting boxes? And, will the chickens (6) have enough room up there on that shelf? Does that ladder up look chicken-user-friendly?

    Thank you for your help!
     
  8. The Farm

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    OK cool looking, I think they will get cool in there in-less it is insulated though.
     
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  9. jenniemig

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    I live in Florida, so I'm not sure if it would work for you there with your winter. Maybe another member can chime in about weatherproofing it to make it warmer in the winter. I know that ventilation will be great during the summer.

    I am building a 6X6 coop out of a greenhouse frame that I got for free, and a local lumber company gave me all of the siding, free as well. I will have 8 hens, 2 nesting boxes, and almost 12' of roost for them. It is a lot crammed into my coop but they will spend a majority of their time in their run.
     
  10. The Farm

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    Your puppy is so cute!
     

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