Tuesday, June 12, 2012

My Chicken Coop


I have received several e-mails about my new coop and where I bought it so I thought I would do a post so that I can answer questions about it all in one place.
I ordered this coop from Amazon.com. I also saw it on Ebay. The box said it was an Aosom Chicken Coop and I think it was made in China. It seems to hold the four girls fine but they do roam the yard twice a day and have the other coop and run they spend mid day in. As for quality, some say you should only build your own but my hubby was over it and just wanted something simple to put together. Took him less than an hour.

Now we live in Southern California. Our yard is wind protected and we don't have freezing temps. I do think we will build a little cover for the rainy season but we don't have summer rains and that can wait.

As for quality, it arrived all in good shape. No broken pieces. The one metal latch on the door seems a little cheaply made but that is an easy change out when needed. I was not looking for Fort Knox and don't have to keep coyotes or bears out at night. We did make one modification and that was the little screened door up on the house. It was solid and hubby just slid the slats out and replaced with screening for more ventilation. The coop has two laying boxes in the back and you can lift the little lid to collect eggs. This seems to be a great fit for our situation. So far I am very happy with it. Just wanted to pass on the info for those that have been asking me about the coop and where I bought it.


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25 comments:

Jenny said...

I love your coop! Aren't chickens fun to watch? They each have their own personalities and quirks.

Cranberry Morning said...

Your 'girls' should be so happy with their housing arrangement! :-) Such a cute coop. I'm pinning it!♥

Linda W. said...

That is a really cute chicken coop. I wonder if I can talk my hubby into getting some chickens???

Susanne said...

Such a cute coop. Just perfect for a backyard farmer, lol. Love the girls in all their feathered splendor.
Susanne :)

Sandy said...

I love this!!!! Doesn't take up half of the yard and it is so cute!!!! I think you made a great buy! I wich I could have chickens where I live, but no go....and there are coyotes....

My Cozy Casita said...

That it really cute, I loved the girls are happy now!
XO
Blessing
Isora

Kerin said...

I love your 'Cluck Hut'!

Your 'girls' look very happy roaming about and scratchin' :)

Catch ya later...
Kerin

Rose H (UK) said...

Great coop - happy hens!
:o)

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

I think it's great! Wouldn't mind having one....just because in our yard. Very cute!

Olive Cooper said...

It's a lovely coop for the girls.

Leslie said...

That coop is just darling!!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

It's a cute coop for the girls!

Diana said...

I love the way it snuggles against your wall! I ended up ordering a different one through Amazon, as our weather is a bit more extreme than yours. But like your husband, my husband is "over it" in terms of rebuilding our coop, which is in a sorry state.

Suzan said...

Hi Elaine,
The coop is really neat. I still want some chickens, and my husband still thinks I am nuts.
Suzan
Ladybug cottage

Sweet Tea said...

I'm thinking being a chicken in your yard is a really good gig!
They are livin' the life of "the Rich & Famous", via your Blog! ;-)

Kit said...

It is really pretty! Wish I could have chickens but it would drive my cat crazy....LOL Kit

NanaDiana said...

Who knew you could order pre-made coops? I love it and am glad that it worked out for you- MyHero would not be very handy-dandy when it came to building one from scratch- Thanks ro sharing the info- xo Diana

Danielle said...

My best friend bought a coop last month and will be getting her "layers" this week....I can't wait to see her pictures!!!! I love yours.

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Looks great! We keep thinking about chickens...one of our friends has 3, and I love the idea of fresh eggs!

gena said...

I have to say, I don't get the whole chicken craze I've seen popping up all over the blogs.. I grew up on a chicken farm (eggs) and BTDT - ewwww - lol!

BUT - I also gotta say, your chicken coop has almost made me change my opinion !!!! That is just adorable and a sweet addition to your yard!

Thanks for sharing - I'll live the chicken life vicariously through you!

gena

Our Country Bungalow said...

That is the cutest little coop!
Love it!
~cathy

Erika Marsh said...

Sweet! I can't wait until our chicken coop is done! :)

Caitlin said...

LOVE!! Chickens are on our agenda for next year. I got bees this year (I blog about them a lot... check it out).

www.hardlyhousewives.com

Fishtail Cottage said...

Your coop is darling! Thank you so much for linking up your post for the rest of us to enjoy at this weeks garden party! Hope you have a fantastic weekend! xoox, tracie

Blooming Rose Musings said...

What a great coop! Thanks for sharing all the information. Your girls now have a fabulous home. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

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