Prefab Chicken Coops

My wife and I have been talking for several years about getting some chickens. I never really took the idea seriously until now, when I saw the Eglu. I love it, you can order these prefabricated chicken coops of various sizes (also good for rabbits). They are easy to keep clean, they are portable, they are extensible. What's not to love? For those also in need of the chickens, you can purchase your chickens when you purchase your coop.

Eglu Chicken Coop



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Do you really want to be woken up by your chickens every morning at the sunrise ? :-)

I like the idea to mix posts and comments on the front page. Did you plan to add a mixed atom feed too ? (with the atom threaded extension ?)

I'm loving the post-modern chicken coop. It's high time good looking design came to farm buildings.

But do you really want to wake up your neighbors with your chicken(s) is the question.

I've got small yappy dogs living next to me and those are bad enough. Chickens would drive me to homicide...or pouletcide.

One thing is working in my favor... my neighbors already have chickens. In fact I am caring for them this week while they are out of town. I am strangely looking forward to it.

Seth, Chickens really aren't noisy. Not near the trouble of a yappy dog. They get happy when they lay eggs and like to share the good news, but they don't make a lot of noise. Roosters on the other hand could present a problem. There is actually no need for a rooster unless one plans to hatch eggs.

If you ever get a few of your own chickens, you'll be addicted. They are warm and charming creatures who will love you, provide fantastic fertilizer for your garden and leave you wonderful edible gifts every day which are not full of chemicals or cruelty.

If you are interested, there are lots of sites to help you learn how to care for pet chickens. I have 10 hens and live in a large city. My neighbors love eggs. In fact, I can't get enough eggs for the demand.

First one comes to mind is http://www.backyardchickens.com/ and another wonderful place is

http://happyhenhouse.proboards43.com/index.cgi

@KC: Good point about the noise level. I was thinking of roosters. In particular the one that lived next to my father for awhile (GRR! Still hate that thing for waking me up so early on weekends).

I'm in an apartment right now so I don't think chickens are in my future but I see your point too about addiction. My kid did looovvee the chickens at the petting zoo today. Chickens are for when I win that lottery and buy that farm in Beverly Hills.

Thanks for setting me straight.

That looks like high-tech farming. Are those coops internet enabled, maybe modern chickens require internet? :)

I have been told the eggs you get from chickens you raise yourself are worlds better than those you buy in the supermarket. Also supposed to be much healthier.

You really think you can get 2 chickens in there it's the size of a shoe box

I have an Eglu....I actually keep 4 hens in mine (the inside is pretty large) the girls share the nest box as they only use it when the need to lay.

Eglus are ridonkulously expensive and offer less than minimal space for the birds. You could spend the same money on a cheap shed, some timber and strong mesh (not chicken wire, it's not predator proof) and provide them with several times the space. These things might look pretty but it's happy chickens that count.

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  • Eglus are ridonkulously expensive and offer less than minimal space for the birds. You could spend the same money on a cheap shed, some timber and strong mesh (not chicken wire, it's not predator proof) and provide them ...

  • I have an Eglu....I actually keep 4 hens in mine (the inside is pretty large) the girls share the nest box as they only use it when the need to lay. ...

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  • I have been told the eggs you get from chickens you raise yourself are worlds better than those you buy in the supermarket. Also supposed to be much healthier. ...

  • That looks like high-tech farming. Are those coops internet enabled, maybe modern chickens require internet? :) ...

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