What do you think of this coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by kimmypie, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. kimmypie

    kimmypie Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. Moogie

    Moogie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice! You're right, it needs ventilation, but seems to be well made.

    Do you know what the dimensions are?
     
  3. kimmypie

    kimmypie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't, I hope we can go look at one this weekend or next.
     
  4. Wyogirl

    Wyogirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Way cute, and the price is not bad!
    Ayda
     
  5. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first thing I would ask is the size. I just looked at one on the local craigslist that the lady said was good for 12 chickens. I didn't think so and asked her the measurements. She said she would get those and get back, she hasn't yet.

    Know how many you're planning on, what breeds, whether they will be large or small, then let that determine it the house will work. The house in the picture looks good. Looks well built and the detail is nice. The builder knows carpentry so the sturdiness should not be a problem. I like the everything I can see about it but the size and your needs will make the difference. [​IMG]
     
  6. Cargo

    Cargo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After studying the photos I would guess that the coop is 3ftx4ft + nest boxes.
    That is 12 sf. - ok for 3 Full size chickens max.
    The sellers claim that it will hold 8 chickens easily is Bullpucky. You could shove 8 chickens in there like sardines but they will not be happy.

    Other than that it looks like a great coop.
     
  7. devora

    devora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Are you planning to attach a run or let them free range? Eight in there seems tight if not, but, of course, it's easier to decide w/ the true dimensions. Sure is pretty, tho!
     
  8. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I'm betting Cargo is right...it looks to have about a 3x4 floorplan (excluding nestbox area). Nice looking little coop. But always go by dimensions (not including nest boxes) rather than how many chickens someone says it will hold. Definitely worth finding out dimensions of that coop - looks well made.
     
  9. Eznet2u

    Eznet2u Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. kimmypie

    kimmypie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Because we really don't have the know how to do modifications. And our time is pretty limited. Maybe if there was a step by step tutorial on how to convert one we could maybe do it. Maybe.
     

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