What to do with the old coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by nikkimay, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. nikkimay

    nikkimay In the Brooder

    Apr 8, 2007
    Pacific NW
    We're very close to finishing a new and improved coop, and I'm wondering what we should do with the old one. (it can be seen in the link in my signature)

    We built it in our backyard, and it won't fit through the fence, so it will have to be disassembled to get it out of there.

    Do you think we could try to sell it on Craigslist - with the stipulation that the buyer had to take it apart and get it out of there?

    Any thoughts would be much appreciated.

  2. OutInTheStiks

    OutInTheStiks Songster

    Jun 23, 2009
    Thorn Hill, TN
    Get more chickens?
  3. Dragonfly Ranch

    Dragonfly Ranch Songster

    May 13, 2009
    Happy Valley, CA
    I would keep it in case you need to separate somebody due to injury or you get new chicks that need a place to hang until they can be introduced. Besides it is way cute!
  4. ohiofarmgirl

    ohiofarmgirl Songster

    Jan 22, 2009
    yes yes yes! get more chickens!!!! or ducks or geese or turkeys! yeah - turkeys!!!
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    It's your new brooder coop, breeder pen... solitary confinement for bad chickens, place to put new chickens to make certain they are healthy... the list goes on and on

    Oh... or get more chickens.

  6. Over Easy in Adna

    Over Easy in Adna Songster

    Feb 1, 2009
    Adna Washington
    Boy did you ask the wrong crowd.....

  7. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    give it to me...
  8. nikkimay

    nikkimay In the Brooder

    Apr 8, 2007
    Pacific NW
    Thanks for all the quick responses.

    Our new coop is much bigger (i'll post pictures soon) so we are already thinking of getting more girls.

    The reason I didn't want to use the old one anymore is that it isn't very secure - I wouldn't trust it to be predator proof overnight, and it's definitely not rat proof.

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