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Opinions please on these 2 coops

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SundaeGirl Sun 26-Aug-12 18:38:17

I put food and water in at night because I'm lazy about getting up when they do. Coop no 2 has a window meaning the hens will be up with the dawn - in Scotland over summer, maybe 4am - so they will be getting thirsty and hungry before I put in an appearance at 8am.

Why do you want to put water and food in at night? Just to store it away from rats?
Agree with Option 3 - pull-out trays soon start sticking anyway.
(Never actually bought anything; just make cages and runs out of stuff lying about. And they look it. blush But budget dictates.)

NappyShedSal Thu 23-Aug-12 22:54:42

Option 3 arrives tomorrow! Thanks for persuading me.

discrete Mon 20-Aug-12 22:05:57

I like the last one best too.

SundaeGirl Mon 20-Aug-12 22:03:29

The first two are the same but with differs run. I have one ( the first one, CoCoon one) and can't recommend it. This will be it's second winter and probably it's last. It's just too flimsy and there's nowhere except the laying boxes to put water and food at night.

The last one is the one I'd choose. Looks solid.

Blackpuddingbertha Mon 20-Aug-12 21:59:28

You can cut a piece of lino to size and use that to cover the floor under the bedding. You can then pull it out easily to clean and the lino can be disinfected quite easily too and replaced cheaply.

NappyShedSal Mon 20-Aug-12 21:53:05

Which one of these would be best?

this one

or or this one ?

This is the one I actually like but no pull out tray

It would be a real pain without a pull-out tray wouldn't it.

But which of these would you think would be best? I have spent far too many hours looking at chicken coops when they probably are pretty similar.

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