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New Age Pet ecoFLEX Fontana Chicken Barn

New Age Pet ecoFLEX Fontana Chicken Barn

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    Nice little coop!

    By fun2bdone on Apr 12, 2021

    Was thinking some of the poor reviews were accurate until I had to tear this about half way down again to do it right. The parts are made very precise, so if you got gaps or things not matching, better start over. Should be fine for my 3 pullets, even after they get their full growth. Pretty much all Was thinking some of the poor reviews were accurate until I had to tear this about half way down again to do it right. The parts are made very precise, so if you got gaps or things not matching, better start over. Should be fine for my 3 pullets, even after they get their full growth. Pretty much all the parts fit snuggly. The only thing I dislike, as mentioned by someone before, is the triangular openings in the floor corners. Still well worth the money to me. … more

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    extremely hard to put together, lacks ventilation for a warm climate

    By sues on Apr 14, 2021

    The smooth surface will make it easy to clean. It is very brittle and pieces break when trying to get the four corner posts together with bottom row of sides. It looks nice when done put it took 2 vise grips, pliers, screw driver, and hair dryer plus some gorilla glue. The door is not secure and the The smooth surface will make it easy to clean. It is very brittle and pieces break when trying to get the four corner posts together with bottom row of sides. It looks nice when done put it took 2 vise grips, pliers, screw driver, and hair dryer plus some gorilla glue. The door is not secure and the openings in the bottom are nice for clean out, also rats and snakes, I got hardware cloth to cover the holes in the floor and cut three windows at top with hardware cloth on inside and the piece I removed hinged on so I can close in bad weather. It is not sturdy enough to be used alone where there are coyotes, foxes, racoons etc. I live in town and have a 5' fence plus dog to keep any big critters away. Since it was on sale and I was expecting to have to modify it, it is still better than trying to build one from scratch without tool or building skills. I like that it is easy to open roof to put in food and water and for clean out. Also added hooks under roof piece to hang food and water. It is not big enough for six chickens unless they only go in when it rains. It would be fine inside a larger barn or shed. … more

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Changes in design?

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    Has there been any changes in design like the top lifting up to clean and the front door sliding so it can be put up higher off the ground so steps could be added? Sounds like a good little coop that just needs a few changes to make it the best for the price.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    extremely hard to put together, lacks ventilation for a warm climate

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    The smooth surface will make it easy to clean. It is very brittle and pieces break when trying to get the four corner posts together with bottom row of sides. It looks nice when done put it took 2 vise grips, pliers, screw driver, and hair dryer plus some gorilla glue. The door is not secure and the openings in the bottom are nice for clean out, also rats and snakes, I got hardware cloth to cover the holes in the floor and cut three windows at top with hardware cloth on inside and the piece I removed hinged on so I can close in bad weather. It is not sturdy enough to be used alone where there are coyotes, foxes, racoons etc. I live in town and have a 5' fence plus dog to keep any big critters The smooth surface will make it easy to clean. It is very brittle and pieces break when trying to get the four corner posts together with bottom row of sides. It looks nice when done put it took 2 vise grips, pliers, screw driver, and hair dryer plus some gorilla glue. The door is not secure and the openings in the bottom are nice for clean out, also rats and snakes, I got hardware cloth to cover the holes in the floor and cut three windows at top with hardware cloth on inside and the piece I removed hinged on so I can close in bad weather. It is not sturdy enough to be used alone where there are coyotes, foxes, racoons etc. I live in town and have a 5' fence plus dog to keep any big critters away. Since it was on sale and I was expecting to have to modify it, it is still better than trying to build one from scratch without tool or building skills. I like that it is easy to open roof to put in food and water and for clean out. Also added hooks under roof piece to hang food and water. It is not big enough for six chickens unless they only go in when it rains. It would be fine inside a larger barn or shed. … more

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice little coop!

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    Was thinking some of the poor reviews were accurate until I had to tear this about half way down again to do it right. The parts are made very precise, so if you got gaps or things not matching, better start over. Should be fine for my 3 pullets, even after they get their full growth. Pretty much all the parts fit snuggly. The only thing I dislike, as mentioned by someone before, is the triangular openings in the floor corners. Still well worth the money to me.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Glad I bought it

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    It came quick . No missing pieces . I put it together with no problems. It Will go inside an enclosed fence/cage with roof for 2 chickens ( my sons pets ) I didn’t want a wooden one that would rot . This has a 10 year warranty. If the chickens don’t work out , ,this will make a great dog house

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Hot garbage

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    As far as the quality of the material goes and ease of putting it together, it was really easy and decent quality from what I could tell. The problem is the roof doesn't line up properly or even cover the entire coop and mine is missing 2 of the parts for the wall. I want my money back. Absolute ripoff.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    good for the price

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    this is a small little coop. i use it as a medical coop for any hens from my real coop. pros: very water tight easy to put together cons. very hard to clean out, as the roof doesnt swivel open poor ventilation

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice looking only

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    Nice looking only. Not strong and durable against coyotes or Raccoons. This coop may be better for some ones back yard in the city not here on this farm

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Crap crap crap

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    Broke while putting it together. Poor quality. Broke while putting it together. Poor quality. Broke while putting it together. Poor quality. Broke while putting it together. Poor quality.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

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    My husband and I put this together, so easy and fast, with the detailed instructions. Roomy enough for 6 small breed chickens.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Good urban option

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    After using wooden coops, we decided to try another option for our coop. What caught our eye about this coop was that it was made from recycled plastic, the panels are insulated, it is light and easy to put together/break down. The PROS: -Lightweight -easy to assemble or break down (all panels are numbered and makes it SO easy to assemble them, just follow the sequence) -uses new sustainable building technology (using recycled materials and the design creates wall insulation) -easy to clean and maintain: especially right before the spring bloom when mite populations go crazy, it is great to have a product that you can hose down and will air dry in minutes versus a wooden coop that dries After using wooden coops, we decided to try another option for our coop. What caught our eye about this coop was that it was made from recycled plastic, the panels are insulated, it is light and easy to put together/break down. The PROS: -Lightweight -easy to assemble or break down (all panels are numbered and makes it SO easy to assemble them, just follow the sequence) -uses new sustainable building technology (using recycled materials and the design creates wall insulation) -easy to clean and maintain: especially right before the spring bloom when mite populations go crazy, it is great to have a product that you can hose down and will air dry in minutes versus a wooden coop that dries in a day or two. The material also makes it hard for little critters to attach to, which is great (we got the tan color and it also mates it easy to spot any little critter trying to make a home of our coop). -nice, modern look. CONS: -shipping was an issue but it does not relate to the product directly, so we were just unlucky the box got dropped/damaged during shipment and a few panels were damaged (but CS was great and sent replacements right away, and we patched up a broken panel for the main coop area to be able to set it up while we wait for the new pieces, and kept the nesting box boxed for now while the larger piece for it arrives). -door: the door is a pull down door, and as most coops are set on higher ground, the location makes it very impractical. I set up a deck and ramp on the side to maximize run space, but when the door is down, it sits low and right in the middle, prompting our flock to jump down instead of using the ramp as they were used to. A sliding door would be SO much more practical. The material is also slippery, so adding a few non slip strips to aid with the issue. -material is sturdy but can be delicate: before we set up the coop we read some reviews of people trying to jam in pieces and ending up breaking panels, so we moved very carefully when assembling it, making sure all sides were straight before we tried to keep locking the pieces together. I would also say that since it can be chipped, it would work best for an urban setting where larger predators would not be a concern. We placed ours inside a gopher wire protected run (from underneath the run to all walls), where our main concerns would be neighborhood cats, raccoons or mice, but not mountain lions, bob cats or such. Overall, we love it! We do have to take down that door and come up with something more practical, and also wished the roof had a lift-top option versus a panel- slide option (trying to peek or reach inside is hard using just that little door, and to remove the roof you have to unscrew the main roof beams first, then take down the three rooftop pieces one by one...not terrible, but a single piece roof with a lift top mechanism would make it so much better! … more

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