Formex Snap Lock Large Chicken Coop Review
Snap Lock Large Chicken Coop Features
- Goes together with no tools
- Impact and ultraviolet resistant
- Water and chemical resistant
- Maintenance free
- Insulating double wall constructions
- Removable litter tray
- Predator resistant
- Lockable access
- Made in the USA
It is not very often I get excited about a product, but this is a very neat idea. Built out of UV rated plastic, this coop is very well constructed. The Snap Lock Large Chicken coop goes together with no tools needed. Yes you read that right, there are no tools needed to put it together. It takes about a 1/2 an hour to an hour to put together. It kind of reminded me of the Little Tykes outdoor play sets. That thick heavy duty plastic, which is really a big deal. Why is it a big deal? Say good by to mites. Say good bye to rotten wood boards. Say good bye to a coop that is hard to clean. Water will not damage this coop, so you can hose it off to clean it. Unlike wood coops where the moisture would get absorbed in the wood and cause you problems. Water will have no affect on this coop. Since the water will not absorb into to the coop, you would think there would be problems with condensation. However there is 2 nice size adjustable vents on either end that solve any moisture problems to keep the inside of your coop nice and dry.
The overall size is 64 inches x 39 inches by 42 inches. It weighs about 65 pounds, so two people can easily move this coop around in the yard.
Three 36 inch long roosting rods provide ample room for roosting. They can even be adjusted up or down as your needs dictate.
- Secure Locking system on all points of entry
- The clean out trays are the correct size to empty into old feed bags
- No maintenance [no painting or sealing]
- Very sturdy construction
- High curb appeal
- Easy egg access
- Room for about 12 birds
- Will not rot
- Light enough to move around as needed
- three 36 inch roosting rods
- Cost more than wood coop
- Kids may think it is a playhouse instead of a chicken coop
This coop is in the category of “why didn’t I think of that” It is a very exciting concept in chicken coops. The price is a more than the cheap wood coops, however it should outlast them all. And having no maintenance or upkeep, this coop should give you years of enjoyment. Not ready to take the plunge into a big coop? Snap Lock makes a smaller version that is quite a bit cheaper. The Formex Snap Lock Standard Chicken Coop.