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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by awesomefowl, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I don't know anything about construction but, the "plastic coated wire," they mention won't be predator proof.
  3. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

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  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    The wire they have for the run "standard" that has been dipped in a plastic coating. It will be just as strong as its un-coated counterpart and most likely a lot stronger than hardware cloth (hardware wire).

    For the most part there is no such thing as a, "predator proof" pen/ run. If a predator want in a pen/ run it will find a way in...

  5. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Crowing

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    A grade schooler with only a handsaw and hammer could give you that. You can do the same or better for fraction the price.

    Bigger is better and sure that size coop is fine for a few bantams but you want a way bigger run. [​IMG]
  6. kla37

    kla37 Songster

    Apr 18, 2010
    Hillsborough, NC USA
    I think a doghouse would be better for the money. That "run" is awfully small!
  7. Mark & Nique

    Mark & Nique Chirping

    Jun 20, 2010
    South Carolina
    Quote:Amen, Egghead, Jr. Amen!

  8. nope, you definitely need something bigger. if you want happy chickens that is.
  9. sorry to say it is a indoor coop / run and would be perfect for aopppppartments or condo but not for out side
  10. MissJenny

    MissJenny Songster

    May 11, 2009
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    It appears to be only one sheet of plywood ($25), some wheels ($15), plastic-coated wire ($25). (I went back and looked again -- the pen is extra -- all you get for $175 is the box with wheels. Would you pay that amount of money for a toy box, because that's about all it is.) Considering somebody spent their time making it, running the ad, etc... I don't have a problem with the price vs. value... (now that I see the run isn't included I do have a problem with price vs. value) I understand you may have no building skills, but I'd say for that same amount of money you could hire local kid to build a better coop.

    I'm not sure what this coop is sitting on, but it would have to be on block or something so it doesn't rot out the bottom. I don't see anything that resembles ventilation. There is no treatment for the roof -- shingles, tin. If you live some place hot or some place cold, your birds will not be safe or comfortable. And that "roost" might hold one very small bird, assuming she is able to squeeze in there, but her feet would not lay flat.

    You could do worse... but you can do better.

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