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harry

  • Joined Mar 2009
cheap coops
« on: February 22, 2010, 05:01:57 pm »
its started to happen as i new it would, a lot of would be good lifers selling there 2-£300 coops for a fraction after 1 year, ive got 2 last week one was £22 ebay, cost them £195, one for £25, cost £395, they were moving. one today £100 he paid £265 5 months ago. thats the most ive paid for a coup and ive got 10, but it was a good one.
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shetlandpaul

  • Joined Oct 2008
Re: cheap coops
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2010, 05:49:16 pm »
jammy. a shed up here cost the best part of a grand.

whitby_sam

  • Joined Feb 2008
Re: cheap coops
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2010, 06:06:15 pm »
The cheapest way is to buy timber and build your own. I recently paid £260 for enough timber to make a 9'X9' shed (enough to house upward of 80 chooks in comfort)

I will no doubt have to invest a day or two in building it but even charging myself £150 a day that's a huge shed for a little over £500

harry

  • Joined Mar 2009
Re: cheap coops
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2010, 07:14:19 pm »
no time for that.... i will look out for the used bargains, i got 2 wooden wendy houses as well just put wire in the windows and cut a pop hole, search ebay for play houses
« Last Edit: February 22, 2010, 07:17:12 pm by harry »

joyofchicks

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: cheap coops
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2010, 11:26:42 am »
Harry - I'm loving the sound of the wendy houses - can you post a picture for us all to enjoy?

We recently bought a coop from our local animal feedstuffs retailer (built in Ayrshire) after the shed my husband converted 8 years ago, when we first got chooks, became unrepairable.  I still think his design was better!  ;D

sagehen

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Warwickshire
Re: cheap coops
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2010, 12:50:38 pm »
Yes, I think there are great bargains to be had after people get realistic about keeping chickens! What I marvel at though, are the pics of chicken houses I see posted by our friends across the pond. Some are two storied lavish affairs with banisters!

kaz

  • Joined Jul 2008
  • Ceredigion
  • Dust yourself off when life throws you down.
Re: cheap coops
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2010, 06:56:55 pm »
I have an eight by six shed, and hubby made perches. A lot cheaper than purpose made coops.
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