Choosing the best coop for your chickens is probably the most difficult part of the whole planning process. There are dozens of kinds to choose from and they vary according to material, size, design, and function, which makes it a lot harder to decide on.
The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten. – Benjamin Franklin
Before we can get into the different prices and varieties of coops, here are some points to take into consideration before buying.
- Location and the space you can provide for your coop.
- Weather conditions in your area.
- Number of chickens in your flock.
- Breed of chickens.
- Overall budget.
Do a little research on what your flock needs, and when you are able to identify these points prior to buying your coop, it won’t be as difficult to make the decision. We have listed a variety of coops of different sizes, materials, and prices.
Aivituvin Wooden Chicken Coop
The Aivituvin Wooden Chicken Coop is the most affordable coop on our list. It’s innovative design and its user-friendly assembly process is a definite winner. In addition to that, it does not cost as much as other coops that provide the same standard in terms of quality and function.
It can fit up to 3 chickens at a time and has a built-in run. It also includes a nesting box, ramp, indoor perches, and various access points for you to be able to easily clean and maintain the coop. If you do decide to expand, you can easily purchase another set and combine it to make a larger pen for your flock.
The hen house itself is equipped with holes for ventilation. It also has a UV-proof panel over the run to protect your hens from direct sunlight should the coop be placed in an exposed area.
Best Choice Products Wooden Chicken Coop
Best choice chicken coop
This particular coop has a few minor upgrades compared to the first coop on our list. It is comfortable and has secure locking systems as well as sliding doors for easy access. It is easy-to-clean with the removable sliding tray on the bottom of the coop.
It is made out of all-natural fir wood which is pretty sturdy, so much so, that you can also opt to house other animals in this coop. Tall chicken coops like this one mean you don’t have to stoop so far to clean it or grab those eggs. The enclosure itself is made up of solid metal wiring that keeps your chickens safe and secure. For this price, you really have a good deal considering that it comes in a sleek design and serves its function well.
New Age Pet ecoFLEX Fontana Chicken Coop
If you are looking for a coop to add in a large pen, this is a good one for you. Compared to the first two products, this may come a bit pricier considering that it doesn’t come with a built-in run, but nonetheless, it’s quality has to show for it.
The coop itself is made with ecoflex – a non-toxic recycled wood and polymer blend. The material is resistant to moisture and warping which means it is sturdy enough to stand the test of time that it comes with a 10-year manufacturing warranty. If you live in an area where moisture is a problem, this is the best coop for you.
It is easy to assemble, you don’t need any extra tools to put it together. Just stack the pieces and lock them into place. There are quite a few manufacturers out there so chicken coop prices tend to be competitive, however very few come with a 10 year warranty indicating long-lasting quality.
Flyline Garden Window
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The Flyline Garden Window Coop is the epitome of aesthetic and function. It comes in a very innovative design – garden windows and fencing accents, multiple entry points, clean out trays and even mesh flooring that makes it completely predator-proof.
It is made out of solid fir wood and steel wiring, sealed with an extra coating of pet-safe paint which guarantees durability.
It is equipped with nesting boxes, roosts, a ramp, various access points, and a run. It is big enough to hold up to 6 large chickens comfortably. If you are looking for a bigger coop with a gorgeous design, this is definitely the coop for you. It may be a bit pricier than the ones we previously mentioned but the quality of this product is something you can definitely count on.
SnapLock Formex Deluxe Chicken Coop
The SnapLock Formex is the most expensive coop on our list. It is large in size and can house up to 6 large chickens or 12 smaller ones. It is equipped with 4 nesting boxes with removable dividers as well as three roosts that you can adjust accordingly. Its pull-out litter tray makes cleaning and maintenance a lot easier. Many manufacturers will quote chicken coop prices that initially look great value but remember to look carefully at the following:
- Does it include a run?
- Are there any roosting perches included?
- Is it predator proof?
- Is it weatherproof?
- How many chickens does it hold?
- How easy is it to assemble?
- How easy is it to clean?
- Prices chicken coop delivery?
The main difference of this coop is that it is made out of high-grade plastic. It is water and chemical resistant and as the name suggests it doesn’t need any tools to assemble. But if you live in a very warm area, having a plastic coop may not be the best thing although it is equipped with vents.
It doesn’t come with a run. You could use this coop within a pen or attach a separate run for your chickens.
With this list, we hope you have a better idea of what to expect for each price point and are better able to make a decision on which chicken coop Amazon stocks will suit your backyard better. Just be sure to remember our pointers before taking the leap and ordering one of the coops we have mentioned.