Did you buy or make your coop?

Digger

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My ladies need a slightly roomier coop, so I ordered one online after checking reviews. Man, pictures can be very deceiving. This thing turned out to be much smaller than I expected and no way is it waterproof. Did you buy your coop or did you go the DIY route? If you have a commercial coop, where did it come from? I bought my last coop and made some adjustments, but the business closed down due to the pandemic.
 

Roo4

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I bought one and made a bunch of adjustments. I enlarged the coop and added a better roof.
I'm sure it would be an easy thing to make on your own.
 

Digger

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Have you guys seen the price of lumbar lately? Building my own is definitely out. Lumber is priced at a premium. I've decided to make do with the one I recently bought for now. I pitched a tarp over it so that the coop can still vent without allowing any water in. The tarp is staked down. It should last a year or two. I won't buy another coop without seeing it in person. That's where I went wrong.
Built on running gear. 7X14 can move it anywhere
That was smart! I am going to do that next time, whether I build my own from scratch or buy a commercial model.
 
 
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