What are people's thoughts re vinyl sheds for coops?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jeaucamom, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Songster

    Oct 1, 2007
    Ophir, CA
    We have been looking at options for coops for all these chicks we are going to hatch, and found a pretty good deal on vinyl sheds at Lowes. The wooden ones were cheaper but didn't come with primer, paint, shingles or ventilation or floors. Not to mention much more difficult to put together on my own.

    What do y'all think about vinyl sheds for coops. They don't need paint, came with rooftop ventilation, floors, and windows and they were reasonably priced and easy to put together. And can be cleaned with pressure washer and come with 10 year guarantee. What am I missing? We live in CA so our weather extremes are high 20s to low 30s in winter (worst case) and 105 worst case for summer. Mostly stays between 40-90 year round.
  2. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    I say go for it. [​IMG] I can't see any draw backs, except of course the money, but if you are willing to spend it...it's not like I wouldn't want to spend money on my coop it's my DH who doesn't. [​IMG]
  3. johnnyjack

    johnnyjack Songster

    Oct 21, 2007
    i got a rubbermaid coop at lowes a 4 ft x 6 ft i love it only thing i wish i had gotten one a size bigger.i did alot of checking to build my own priced materail and wow to much. my brother runs a place that sells wooden buildings but lowes had the rubbermaid for the best price. i have pic- on my page
  4. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Songster

    Oct 1, 2007
    Ophir, CA

    Anyone else with any more input on vinyl sheds for coops???
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I've looked at them too and wondered how they'd do.
  6. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Songster

    Hey I felt that bump.....kinda late to be bumpin us all now isnt it SUZ? [​IMG] go for it girl.........run get yer self one....they work great.......it is what I have planned,in my dreams...... [​IMG]
  7. Xtradust

    Xtradust Songster

    Nov 19, 2007
    Orange, CA
    There's one I like at Costco for $299. It's 6 foot high, 5 wide and 3 deep. Really good looking and I think it would clean out nicely. I was going to make a plywood floor to put in about 2.5-3 foot high, so I could put my feed and supplies in the coop under the floor.

    A friend of mine just got a kiddy playhouse from Target and he's making it into his new coop. It was $129 and marked down to $64. It has four windows with a little dutch door. It's probably 4 foot high, 4 wide and 5 deep. I think he's going to put acrylic on the inside of the windows, hardware wire across the open floor and a couple of 2x2's across the back for roosts. Holes for vent' too. It even has window boxes for flowers.

  8. Johnnyjack - i really like your coop. It looks easy to put together and very secure. i might do something like that when we move. Thanks for posting your pictures.

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