would this make a good coop? is it worth the $$

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by brookwoodpat, May 13, 2008.

  1. brookwoodpat

    brookwoodpat Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2008
  2. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2008
    San Antonio
    For the price, I would think a nicer one could be built.

    You would even have to fix it up for ventilation, and put in roosts.
  3. love-my-wolves

    love-my-wolves Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2008
    Front Royal, VA
    Yeah, and I think the silver insulation would entice pecking and eating of the insulation. I would skip it. Do you have a shed builder nearby? They make really nice dog houses, and usually for a little more they will add the extra window and hole for vents, probably cost less than $150 (that's the quote I got from mine for a 4x6 dog house). Good luck! Steph
  4. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2007
    Ditto to the above posts, AND you'd have to cut more holes in it for light and egg access PLUS probably build a roost and nest area inside. I'd hate to wash off the dog poo as well.
    You can find a better one.
  5. GopherBoyFarms

    GopherBoyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    Vancouver WA
    Thats to much I think for what you are getting. Keep looking on craigslist for materials and maybe build your own if you can (you can do it yourself a lot cheaper) We built ours for under $400 mainly off materials from craigslist.
  6. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 26, 2007
    Fair Oaks, California

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