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Anyone brought 'backyard chicken coops' brand before?

Postby tannas » Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:56 pm

Hi ppl has anyone ever brought the coops from this website?
http://www.backyardchickencoops.com.au/index.php
my aunty has offered me some chukar's and I don't have a coop, but thought if these are any good? they are cheaper than chicken tractor company.

any comments will be useful thanks!
p.s in a rental place so don't want permanent structure:)
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waiting for chook coop!

Postby tannas » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:08 pm

we ended up buying the "penthouse" chook coop, and it will arrive early January... and the landlords are happy for us to get a couple of chooks I cant wait!!!
I have read a couple of books on keeping chooks, best one so far is Jackie French's " chook book" and Backyard Poultry Naturally wasn't to bad either.

Does anyone who has home chooks get them vaccinated???

chook auction at Traralgon was good got an idea on what to pay for some chooks. i really love the barnevelder, they are very beautiful birds :)
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Re: Anyone brought 'backyard chicken coops' brand before?

Postby Getafix » Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:44 pm

That's a pretty cool chook house!
Can't really help you sorry as i don't have chickens, but i am keen to get some so let us know how you go.
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coop arrived yay

Postby tannas » Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:03 am

dont you love chinese build instructions!
8 week old Bardnevelder's :)
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Re: Anyone brought 'backyard chicken coops' brand before?

Postby Carolyn1978 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:34 pm

Looks like a really nice chook house. If there is any chance of foxes in your area make sure they can't dig into the enclosure. I fox proofed my pen by burying wire around the perimeter. The foxes here have had a few goes trying to dig in but they give up once they hit the wire. I'm sure you were probably already going to fox proof if you have a book on keeping chooks but just thought I should mention it. I breed chickens and ducks, the foxes sit outside the pen at night here - licking their lips as it were. So many of my neighbours have lost their birds to foxes digging in but if your in a built up area you may not need to worry.

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Re: Anyone brought 'backyard chicken coops' brand before?

Postby tannas » Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:12 pm

Hey i have put wire on the ground about 40cm wide, and pinned down by large pegs, doubles up. I was thinking of burying it, it will have to wait till next weekend.
Foxes are everywhere, i havnt seen of any around town, live ina small town surrounded my Lucerne paddocks and grazing cattle.

Been a hot day for the little chookies, hate this hot weather!
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Re: Anyone brought 'backyard chicken coops' brand before?

Postby gnol » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:10 am

I'd say you paid way too much for that coop.
There are similar items made from that cheap wood for half the price elsewhere on the net.
People that have had these types of coops have commented how this wood warps after getting wet a few times.
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Re: Anyone brought 'backyard chicken coops' brand before?

Postby tannas » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:36 pm

your comment may have been of interest to me in November! it was a birthday present so i am happy with it!
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Re: Anyone brought 'backyard chicken coops' brand before?

Postby Sam » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:13 pm

Have you named it yet?

"Chook Hilton" maybe?

Looks like the height of luxury to me.
“Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian, wine and tarragon
make it French, sour cream makes it Russian, lemon and
cinnamon make it Greek, soya sauce makes it Chinese, Garlic
makes it good.” Alice May Brock, Alice’s Restaurant Cookbook.
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Re: Anyone brought 'backyard chicken coops' brand before?

Postby Getafix » Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:27 am

gnol wrote:People that have had these types of coops have commented how this wood warps after getting wet a few times.


Don't know how much weight to give it, but that company does at least make some claims on their website that their timber shouldn't do that, and suggests they have a unique supplier...i suspect it's probably hard to tell from just photos
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warping of wood not yet

Postby tannas » Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:09 pm

Hey everone

havnt had any issues with the cop apart from the chooks sitting in the coop entry point not letting in the rest of the chooks at nite time hehe.
going to get a roof built onto the run part though as chookies dont like getting wet!
All good apart from the stooping when putting in the food/water.

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Re: Anyone brought 'backyard chicken coops' brand before?

Postby Getafix » Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:45 pm

Thanks...good to get some feedback on it
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