What are these people thinking?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mylilchix, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    I found this on Craig's List this morning and just about fell out of my chair!! http://denver.craigslist.org/grd/923437563.html There are people in the great state of CO trying to sell coops for $1000!!! [​IMG] Do they honestly think people will buy these? We built a great coop for way under that this summer. Plus you can buy next boxes for $175. I built mine out of left over wood we had at the house. Works great and cost $0!

  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    The worst part is they will probably sell some to someone that doesn't know how cheap and easy they are to make!
  3. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    If you wanted to by a wooden shed/barn for a 10 X 12 they range from 1170-2640 here. That looks like just a basic shed, so I would say closer to the 1170 price would be right if buying NEW, and getting to pick my colors/roofing tiles etc. I think that is a bit high for a used shed, I dont care if it was only for a couple of months. I would bet they are wanting to get everything they put into it back after they discovered they didnt want to raise chickens anymore. If you look at the pictures they didnt do good improvements the Ladder/Roosts has what looks like 1inch round dowels.
  4. ChickenTender63

    ChickenTender63 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Alamance, NC
    Wow! And they are not insulated or anything either.

    But, there are many people out there that do not have the talent, or time, to build their own. So, for some that have the money, it may work out just fine. And there are plenty of folks in Co that fit that description, I used to live there and worked for a few of em I think.

    Who are we to judge? It takes all kinds to make this world go around.
  5. rdranch

    rdranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2007
    I think they are expensive because they over paid Tuff Shed to build them in the first place. They are just trying to re"coop" their loss. [​IMG]
  6. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    Quote:Easy yes, if you have the tools/skills to do it, but cheap no. Just for the dimentions listed you will need appox 20 sheets of plywood(and t-111 which it appears to be made of is higher) at 20 per sheet(low estimate) You have 400 dollars worth, factor in fastners,2x4s, shingles, windows, and other hardware etc... Then factor in what you think your time is worth, the price is not WAY off, definatley not what I would have ordered, but if your gonna order the basic barn this would work.

    P.S. NO I am not in denver, and I have nothing to do with these coops/sheds [​IMG]

    http://www.barnyardsheds.com/sheds.htm If you want a QUALITY shed check this site out that is where I got the 1170-2640 price range above the shed listed looks like a 10X12 gable which would be aproxx 1800, but from these guys comes with a larger door, and better windows
  7. Chicken Salad

    Chicken Salad Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 6, 2008
    Frederick, Maryland
    Chickens, unfortunately, have become the next yard ornament and status symbol. Yuppies (forgive me if I step on any chicken toes) will buy those and landscape them all nice for their birds. Now, I'm not against landscaped coops...heaven forbid. But there are folks who get birds just because 2 people in their garden club have birds in gingerbreaded villas. How quaint....*gag me*
  8. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, they're running a business. Our barn reno cost over $1000, our first egg was probably worth $1200. We are in a position to do renos, but a lot of folks who can afford to have others do the work will gladly pay. I don;t think we'd get one built here for $1000- materials alone, maybe.[​IMG]
  9. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    Quote:Your talking about those Maryland and DC Yuppies that move out to the country then complain about smelling a little POO. You know what I mean, those on the outskirts of Baltimore and such. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  10. derby

    derby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2008
    Boonsboro, MD
    I can confirm that there are yuppie chicken owners in MD. I know someone who has a coop to get around the agricultral zoning of her property so she can build her mini-mansion on it. The going rate around here at the shed dealers is about $800 for a box on legs that holds about 3 chickens.


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