Are you thinking about raising chickens in your backyard? If so you have probably already starting planning everything from the types of chickens to buy, what they will eat and what color the chicken coop will be. You already have dreams of selling the surplus eggs to your neighbors and using the fertilizer to make your flower and vegetable gardens flourish during Spring and Summer months.
But have you given any thought to whether you will purchase a pre-made coop or build one from scratch? Your choice will depend on how much time you can commit to building a chicken coop, your budget and skill as a builder.
If you choose to buy a premade coop, check our previous article about coop designs for you to consider.
If you live in a city and space is at a premium but you are determined to raise chickens, consider the long design of the Pawhut 122” Deluxe chicken coop. The long rather than tall coop is perfect for a rooftop chicken coop or a backyard with a short fence. With two runs your chickens will have plenty of room to walk around without disturbing your neighbors. The galvanized wire will keep your chickens safe from predators and a pull out tray for easy cleaning. Some assembly is required, but for $170 you can get start raising chickens in the city in no time at all.
When you are raising chickens in the city you need to make sure you find chicken coops for sale that meet your space and budgetary needs but can also keep your chickens safe and comfortable. With sliding bolt locks you can rest assured that nocturnal critters can’t get inside and get at your chickens with the Pawhut Wooden Backyard Triangle A Frame. The attached runs let your chicken get all the exercise they need to be happy and healthy.
If your goal is to raise chickens for the eggs and you want more than a few eggs you will need a chicken coop with plenty of space. The Pawhut Deluxe Extra-Large Backyard Chicken Coop will hold up to 8 chickens and comes with multiple nesting boxes, dropping trays and double doors for easy entry. Since you will need to go in several times each day to clean, add food and water and gather eggs you can use the front, side or back doors for entry and exit.
Make your chickens feel right at home for just $650 and a few hours to assemble.
Whether these chickens will be pets or egg droppers you want them to feel at home, and what better way to do that than with the Aspen Pet Chicken Fort coop that fits up to 8 chickens? It comes with several windows that are adjustable as well as roosting bars and a nesting box so the only thing you need to do is put it together. For less than $300 you can get your coop set up in one weekend.
If you’re ready to dive right in to raising chickens with up to a dozen you will need to find a very big chicken coop for sale. Luckily for you the folks at Formex have created a large Snap Lock Chicken Coop that requires no tools for assembly. With measurements of 64”x39”x42”, this coop is impact and water resistant, can hold its own against ultraviolet light and requires little to no maintenance. You can insert the removable dividers to give your chickens privacy and keep more hens around to use the 4 nesting boxes. You will pay a bit more for this chicken coop–$724—but you will save plenty of time on assembly.
As you can see there are tons of chicken coops for sale and if you want to buy a premade coop, you have plenty of options.