What do you think of this TSC coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mkenner, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. mkenner

    mkenner Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not crazy about a pre-fab coop but it looks like the direction we will go at least for now until we get a better set up built. What do you guys think of this one? I have 7, 4 buff orpingtons, 2 black australorps, and one EE. They are all between 2-4 weeks so we still have a little time. They will be free ranging part of the time also and we plan to add about a 12x12 run of extra space.[​IMG]
     
  2. silkie1472

    silkie1472 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will share a little personal experience with you:

    I love the way many TSC chicken coops look, and have purchased many of them. However, they are built VERY cheap. The materials are good and eveything, but after a few rains and chicken use, they just wear out. My current one, which is not very large, is under a year old. It can still hold chickens, but the hinges are loose, and the panels not longer stay together.

    Overall, for some, they may be good coops, but I would look into something that would last longer before blowing $300+, even if it involves building a coop.
     
  3. Penguino1

    Penguino1 Out Of The Brooder

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    You just have to paint it inside and out and it will last quite a while. Also, put wood or bricks underneath the base so that the wood doesn't rot out. The additional run space is a really good idea
     
  4. mkenner

    mkenner Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!
     
  5. kbowman123

    kbowman123 Just Hatched

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    Watching thread for ideas- I have this coop too
     
  6. mkenner

    mkenner Out Of The Brooder

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    How do you like it? How many birds do you have in it?
     
  7. kbowman123

    kbowman123 Just Hatched

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    None yet mine are still in the brooder- I am looking at expanding it I think but final size will determine how many hens I keep- with straight run chicken purchases I have a few backup plans depending on hen house size and hen count
     
  8. mkenner

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    Picked up this coop the other day and got it out together this afternoon. Husband said it went together pretty easy. I am happier with it than I thought..it is much more sturdy than I figured it would be. We will still need to add extra run space but all in all I am pleased. Just wanted to share in case anyone else was looking at this one!
     

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