>> Thursday, April 1, 2010
This is a picture of my new chicken coop. OK so I searched online, searched for plans, searched in books I got at the library, talked to friends, spoke with my husband and daughter and went over and over what type of coop we needed, how to build it or buy it, where to put it...I can't even begin to tell you the amount of stress I have put myself through trying to decide about the coop.
I live in the county but it is close enough to neighbors that it has to look nice so I don't hear about it later. It needs to be easy access for me to get to the chickens and the eggs. I want them protected in summer and winter. I want to be able to open the door and let them into another enclosed area I will have when I want.
Coops cost money. Don't let anyone kid you. If you have to have something decent you can spend upwards of a grand or more if purchasing one. If you have a handy man then you can pick your plans and build, costs less but takes time and the know how to get this done. After weeks of searching today I am playing around and this coop pops up in a search engine. I have been eyeing similar designs but they start at around $1200 and this one... was $499 and shipping was free. I showed my husband and he said lets get it.
Now this amount of money is nothing to laugh at but it will be easy for my husband to put together, looks nice, will fit into many areas in my yard and is more then half the price of the same ones out there. In the long run this is going to work out a lot better, and save me piece of mind wondering how my husband was going to build the one I wanted. I feel a lot better knowing where I am going to house my chicks.