Would this work for a coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ccrichard, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. ccrichard

    ccrichard Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been searching Craigslist looking for something I could use for a coop. I saw this ad this morning and was wondering what your thoughts would be on using this for a coop.

    http://miami.craigslist.org/pbc/bab/1814428588.html

    Thanks for you comments and suggestions.
     
  2. crazy chook

    crazy chook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That would make a great coop but it may be a little cheaper to purchase a coop made specifically for chickens. [​IMG]
     
  3. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Offer them $300-$500 if they will deliver it to you. Betcha they'll take it.
     
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  4. ccrichard

    ccrichard Out Of The Brooder

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    Crazy choke - This is the one that I have been looking at http://www.horizonstructures.com/Details.asp?List=1&Product=6 and it starts at $2,495.00 delivered. That's why I thought this might work and then add the "chicken modifications" of course the carpet would have to go lol. I am in South Florida and am concerned about having a structure that could handle high winds.
     
  5. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I did a map search to see where Loxahatchee, FL, is. You don't need all that. Your chickens will be better off with a more open coop inside a large,well-built RUN with a sand floor and completely enclosed with 1/2-inch hardware cloth.

    ETA Put in the shade of a tree if you have one; otherwise, make some by placing a large tarp over a section of the run.
     
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  6. ccrichard

    ccrichard Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks joebryant - they are currently housed in a completely open coop with hardware cloth all around no run as they free range all day. It has a roof that protects from the rain and a dogloo to hide in if it gets too stormy. Maybe I should just try to find someone to expand the current coop to accommodate about 15 chickens?
     
  7. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Yep, y'all Rebels are luckier'n than us Yankees with cold, colder, and coldest winters.
    ETA See My BYC Page for run ideas and coop stuff you don't need.
     
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  8. ccrichard

    ccrichard Out Of The Brooder

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    I may not need it but your coop and run is fantastic!!! I won't show my chickens, they would call me a slum lord.
     
  9. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:They'd call you worse than that if you stuck them in a coop like mine to slow cook.
     

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