Would you buy a used coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Branch Chickens, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. Branch Chickens

    Branch Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Trying to figure out where we want to put our chickens this spring, and we're leaning toward a freestanding coop, rather than converting space in our barn.

    There is a used coop for sale up the road, and I'm wondering if that is a definite no or a maybe.
    It seems likely that something like cocci could be passed on to my flock this way, and maybe something else, but maybe I'm just overworrying? What do you think?
     
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  2. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    I know people on here have bought 2nd hand coops, there is a way to sterilize them, i mean honestly if you bought a property with coops you'd have to practice the same, i'd search for "sterilizing used coops" i have no personal experience so i cannot help much past that.

    Good luck with your flock.

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  3. Branch Chickens

    Branch Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks GQ [​IMG]
    Sterilizing is a good idea.
    We may also be insulating (with a wall over the insulation), so I guess that would provide an additional buffer from the old walls.
    It looks like a decent coop, a little extra space for our girls, and it's in our town. If it can save my husband a few weekends of building time, it might be worth it. Sterilizing is something I can do. Building...not so much. Yet. [​IMG]
     

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