Wine Country Coops..anyone know them?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by skatcatla, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. We looked into getting one for our hens. After you add in the "Upgrades" it can reach you upwards of $3,000!!

    Then the shipping it was crazy! Cute coops but just a bit much. I did however build mine similar to their's. We added a covered run though.

    click on my link below you can see it!!
     
  2. LoneCowboy

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    That is some serious coop you built there. How much did it end up costing when you were done... If you don't mind me asking.
     
  3. Quote:We were luck and were able to get most of our material from a friend's lumber yard. THey are in construction. I think to buy the rest was a little over $200.00.
     
  4. EweSheep

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    Last time I checked, they were about /1500 dollars for the smallest one. Its a bet extreme but cheaper if you build it yourself.
     
  5. CarlaRiggs

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    Wooden Pony,
    The coop you've built is charming. [​IMG] It also looks to give a lot of protection to your hens. You've really done a nice job.
     
  6. ORChick

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    Wooden Pony, I really like your coop; very nice job.

    BTW, where in the South Bay are you? I lived in Sunnyvale for 21 years - really liked the climate, but was glad to move away from the traffic LOL
     
  7. Thanks Carla and ORChick!! Yes, I am very happy with my coop and glad it is covered due to our hawk problem!! They killed one hen and attacked another when they were out free ranging. They are in lock down unless I am out there with them. Poor girls!! [​IMG]

    ORChick, I live in Morgan Hill. Born and raised here [​IMG]

    My Younger Sister and her DH just recently moved to OR. She works in the Wine Industry and got a GREAT job offer up there!
     
  8. skatcatla

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    Wooden Pony, I sparkly pink puffy heart your coop! I am so envious of people that know how to build stuff.

    I think I've mentioned before that I and my husband are seriously lacking in the handyman genes. I can't even seem to buy the right tools at Home Depot!

    I think what I will end up doing is printing out one of the many great coop plans and then hiring a local carpenter to build it for me. I don't mind admitting that here in Los Angeles, really talented labor can be found really, really cheaply.
     
  9. SeaChick

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    OK, wait a second. A 4x6 coop for 16 chickens?!?!?! That's 24 sq feet and it's a wire mesh floor so you really don't want them walking on it, which means even less psace available. I would only put 6 (max) in a coop that size. Maybe if they are never confined to a run and free range dawn to dusk and never have inclement weather they need to get away from, but doesn't that seem small, still, to you guys?!

    I think you could hire a local builder to make one just as nice, and a proper size, for less than $4000 (or $1500 for the "mini" or whatever).
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2007
  10. skatcatla

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    Yes, they finally sent me a reply to my request for pricing and I about fainted.

    I can *definitely* get someone to build me one for far less than $4k!
     

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