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Saturday, April 06, 2013

Chicken coop costs have sky rocketed!

It was brought to my attention that Williams-Sonoma was selling chicken coops (photo 1) for $1,500 US. Holds up to six hens.

So it got me curious. Looks like Walmart even carries them (photo 2) for a bit less than $1,300 US. Holds 5-6 hens. Though they have coops, non tractor for around $300 US


And last but not least, $100,000 (Photo 3) chicken coop from Neiman Marcus granted it is in the fantasy book, comes with books and a chicken specialist that will decide what breed of chickens are best suited for your area. $3,000 is donated to the ALBC. It also has a chandelier.

If you have the money, to each their own. Realistically these can be built for under $50 US, exception of the last one, and I have no clue where to start on that.






12 comments:

Robbyn said...

They'll all look the same when covered with poop. I hope the four-figure ones come with their own live-in butler. This trend makes me want to get some Java fowl, make sure there are some high trees nearby, and call it done. Rrrrrrrr....

Phelan said...

Chickens poop? You're kidding me.

GreyWolf said...

That last one probably comes with flush toilets too. No chicken poo allowed. And a closet for their sweaters and saddles no doubt.

Coffeekittie said...

I scared the chickens and chicks when I laughed at this one. Oh, and the rabbit who's destined for the dinner table when I have a moment to butcher him.

Shoot, why don't rich people who are interested in chickens just take their $100,000 and donate it outright to the ALBC? That would be something they could feel good about.

Parker

Coffeekittie said...

Sorry, another double post comment here.

I'd like to know more about your bunker off the front door to your home, if you wouldn't mind covering that subject a little more. Where I'm moving to, fires are a real threat, and maybe a type of bunker would be a good idea for me, unless/until I can build my underground home.

Parker

Phelan said...

Parker, it isn't really a bunker or a safe room from fire. I call it a bunker because from the house you have to walk down stairs, but it is ground level. Insurance says to wood burning stoves in the house, so we put it in it's own room, hence fire/bunker room. :) not very helpful, I know.

Carol said...

Robbyn's post made me laugh - yep they all look alike with poop on them. Ours cost 80 bucks - yep, we made it with all recycled/dumpster dived/free materials except for the wire.

Bob from Athens said...

Put a goose in that last one and maybe you will get one of them thar golden eggs. Might even pay for the poop cleaning.

ourlittleacres said...

Wow! I sure could think up 101 uses for over $1000!

carol anne said...

The first one is very pretty. It would make for a good outside play structure for my one cat who loves to be outside but would never survive outside alone. Too bad I don't have a grand to spare or the ability to build anything.


I could also see it being an interesting place to plant a veggie/flower garden. Very decorative/very Martha Stewart.

kath said...

For $100,000 you could buy them their own full sized house with a yard in a neighborhood! That's insane. I wonder how many of those houses actually get sold. Anyone who would spend that kind of money on a chicken house doesn't deserve to have money. Even spending into the hundreds for a chicken coop is wasteful. All those yuppie "homesteaders" must be salivating right now over these...

Coffeekittie said...

Ah, I see what you are saying about the "fire room". Very clever way to get your heat w/o getting into bad with the insurance co!

Thanks for the explanation. I still wouldn't mind seeing how you attached it to the house, as that's one of the ideas, funnily enough, that I had with heating my Tiny Cabin once it's moved to my property.

:)
Parker

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