which coop ? Pls help me choose 1

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MamaChic21, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. MamaChic21

    MamaChic21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have narrowed it down to these chicken coops. First one is portable


    1- http://www.rosedalemills.com/chickencoops.htm oh it doesn't give the one I clicked on but it's the 5x8 quaker.

    non-portable chicken coop/play house

    2- http://www.cottagekits.com/dog-kennels/ there is a covered run there but if bought, 2nd run will be added.
    or
    3- http://betterchickencoops.com/8x8-coop.php
    or
    This

    4- http://www.stoltzfusoutdoorliving.com/playhouse_minicottage.asp

    I
    am so undecisive. I have to choose one quick. Any help, suggestions will be greaaaaaatttly appriciated. Thank you [​IMG]
     
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  2. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Well do you need a portable coop or a permanent coop? how many chickens do you have or want to have? What type of area are you living in (Suburban or rural)?
     
  3. Big Dreamer

    Big Dreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the last one!
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    How many chickens will you be keeping? Forget that, no matter how many, you will be getting more once you get started. So I would go for the first one, the 5x8 Quaker.
     
  5. MamaChic21

    MamaChic21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Portable will be great because we live in South Jersey and it can get very cold and windy out here. At least with portable, I could get them closer to the house and that area also has direct sun light in the morning and afternoon. That spot in the summer will be too hot for them. The other spot I was thinking of would be great in the summer because there are trees behind that will provide them shade and since it's not going to snow, the wind can directly go thru their run and give them a summer breeze. I would also love to have a permanet home for them, but I can't find the perfect spot for them [​IMG]
    I currently have 3 ducks, 1 baby chick and 4 roosters and 17 hens. I also have 2 other coops as well.
     
  6. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    Buy the biggest coop you can afford. I guarantee you'll still wish it was bigger! Chickens are addictive!
     
  7. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

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    I would say to go with the quaker. Its pretty, big enough for your chickens and since you have two coops that means there is room for more chickens.
     
  8. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    Quote:X2. They're more addictive than chocolate.
     
  9. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    Quote:X2. They're more addictive than chocolate.

    Yep, yep, yep...the bigger the better [​IMG]
     
  10. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    Quote:X2. They're more addictive than chocolate.

    Yep, yep, yep...the bigger the better [​IMG]

    Agreeing here! I have four different (quite large) runs now and I still don't have enough. The more you start with the better off you'll be. [​IMG]
     

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