Yuppie backyard chicken site

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by 54Belair, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. 54Belair

    54Belair In the Brooder

    Jan 11, 2007
  2. V Chic Chick

    V Chic Chick Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bristol, England
    I tend to agree with you on that one. However, the eglu has made chickens much more popular over here, and that can only be good for the poultry world. Most chicken keepers are aging rapidly, and if this brings new, young blood to the scene then that has to have a positive impact.

    I would bet that a lot of them get hooked on chickens and then get a 'proper' coop with 'proper' hens.
  3. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator

    Maybe BYC should branch out and create their own "chicken startup kit". That would be cool!

    Maybe we can make it as easy as sea monkeys... just add water! hahahaha [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  4. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    This was my favorite part on the site...

    New Low Price - $495

    They've got to be joking!!

    The best part about chickens is they are cheap and easy to keep and provide eggs and endless entertainment. $495?? That's A LOT of hatching eggs! [​IMG]
  5. eldiablo

    eldiablo In the Brooder

    I saw that site and actually entertained the idea of the eglu. But I don't like the colors they come in. I got permission from the mrs. to build whatever I want after the wedding ceremony so I went for that idea instead.[​IMG]
  6. CharlestonChick

    CharlestonChick In the Brooder

    Feb 14, 2007
    Charleston, SC
    Teeheehee! That is one of the first sites I found when I started researching chickens - I was also shocked by the somewhat mainstream and (to use your words!) antiseptic and sterile coops. IMO, there's no fun in buying an (overpriced!) egg-shaped plastic contraption. Half the fun is going to be building the coop. I am in the process of designing it right now. [​IMG]
  7. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator


    It's even more fun to build it out of scrap for free!

    BTW CharlestonChick, take pictures of the coop as you build it an I'll add it to the main site (that goes for everyone!)
  8. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    My husband and I had some great "bonding" time while building the coop. I learned how to use power tools! [​IMG] I made all their ladders, perches and windows and I also painted and decorated their house.
    We bought the fencing but everything else was scrap around the property. Chickens don't care! Just slap a coat of paint on there and vola!
  9. Tonopah Pati

    Tonopah Pati Rest in Peace 1938-2011

    Mar 24, 2009
    Tonopah, Arizona
    I made all my coops out of scraps, cages, old dog house, plastic kids playhouse, found on CL Now i am working on a packing storage crate conversion. I think it is fun to see what you can come up with. Start to build it and the flock has to check it out.They are quite the inspectors. Build it and they will come.[​IMG]:bun

    When I checked the price of some of the coops:eek: My pocket book flipped over $$$$$ .[​IMG]I knew there was a better way. BYC starter kits
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2010
  10. Doopy

    Doopy Songster

    Dec 16, 2009
    Indiana, USA
    Hey come on guys. Back off a little. I'm sure there are many folks who live in areas where a home-brew coop would not be allowed. Aren't they allowed to enjoy their interests like everyone else without being criticized? We talk about the outrageous cost of the egloo but I'll bet some here have a bass boat in the driveway that costs a lot more than $500 and nobody catches any fish ;-) or maybe it's just sitting there taking up space in the garage. Did you ever notice that when you raise your hand to point at someone else there are three fingers on that same hand pointing at you? Can you imagine the pleasure a 6 year old could get by having two chickens and an egloo in their tiny back yard?

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