Chicken Coops Under $200

Depending on your needs, buying an expensive chicken coop may not be necessary. If you’re looking for an affordable coop for a few laying hens in your yard, you can either build or buy one.

When I built my own coop, I wanted it to be big enough so there would be room to grow my flock but not break the bank. That was over 10 years ago, and there weren’t nearly as many chicken coop options available as there are today. In fact, many coops today can be purchased for under $200.

Having said that…you will get what you pay for sometimes, right? But there are a few good options in this price range to consider. In many, a few simple revisions can be made to make a “cheap chicken coop” into a decent, affordable, functional coop for your flock.

In the “under $200” price range, just know that you will rarely get a large coop which can house more than around 4 chickens. On occasion we’ll find a few options in this price point that will house up to 8! So they can be found.

Below are a few of the most common chicken houses available in this price range…we’ve summarized chicken coop reviews, providing both positive and negatively reviewed products so you have a good idea of what you’re buying. We never buy any product online unless we have a good feeling about it’s quality (or lack thereof). We’re hoping you find just the right chicken coop for your flock!

The coops are listed below in no particular order…Also, prices may vary from day to day from what is stated.


POTBY 41” Chicken Coop, Deluxe Wooden Rabbit Hutch Pet Cage Shelter Hen House with Waterproof Roof, Ladder and Egg Box for Bunny, Rabbit, Chicken and Other Small Animals Outdoor Backyard Garden

Features
  • See price on Amazon (and free shipping)
  • Removable tray for easy cleaning.
  • Made of high quality fir wood
  • Asphalt covered roof – long lasting, great protection against the elements
  • Good customer service – stating they have timely shipping.
  • Easy Installation – they report in as little as 20 minutes just using a drill.
  • Large space – it does not specify how many chickens it will hold, but most reviewers put it at 2-3.
What Others Say…

PROS

  • Easy cleaning
  • Price – one of the most affordable in the under $200 price range
  • Attractive design
  • Can be used for a variety of animals other than chickens
  • Easy assembly

CONS

  • Does not come with a roost – perhaps because it’s designed for rabbits and/or other animals.
  • Install directions only show pictures, not words
  • Will not hold up well against large predators
  • A few design flaws – some revisions needed to be made to make it more sturdy
  • A bit small – best for 2 chickens
Summary

All in all, this little coop came out with decent reviews. Many people commented that it was much smaller than they thought but that it worked well for 2 chickens. As is common in this price range, some folks felt that a few revisions needed to be made to the coop to make it more secure, others said it was sturdy as is right out of the box. As for install, assembly times seemed to vary from 30 minutes to 2 hours or more.

The coop is quite small – we’re amazed at how large they look in the pictures but when fully assembled, they’re actually quite small. Once again – for the price, this little coop seems to be doing well for it’s $159.99 price tag.

Expect to make a few revisions here and there, like adding a roost to it and beefing up a few components that are loose etc. But for the money…not bad! For more information or to buy this coop, click here


BestPet Chicken Coop Chicken Cage Pens Crate Rabbit Cage Enclosure Pet Paypen Exercise Pen

Chicken Coop Under 200

SEE IT HERE ON AMAZON

Features
  • See price on Amazon (and free shipping, not eligible for Prime)
  • Easy Assembly – the website estimates set up can be done “in minutes”
  • Waterproof Cover with added UV resistance for additional protection from the elements
  • Rust proof – has an epoxy coating to withstand sun, rain, and other elements
  • Larger area for exploring
What Others Say

PROS

  • Can be used as a temporary or permanent coop
  • Easy to put away and store
  • Has 3 doors for ease of use
  • Versatile – can be used for a variety of birds or animals.
  • Can be added as a run to an existing coop
  • Can be used as a brooder when introducing new chicks to your existing flock

CONS

  • Lack of clarity in the directions, only has pictures of assembly
  • Not predator proof against larger predators
  • Not set up as a permanent coop out of the box
  • Sections don’t always fit together correctly and may require some adjustments
  • Does not stand up to really harsh elements/storms as well as traditional coop
  • May not be the best option for cold climates.
Summary

This product is more like a run than a coop but we liked it’s simplicity and versatility. Many people used it as a brooder or second coop than can easily be moved or taken down.

Because the sides are open, it’s not suited best for cold climates without making some revisions. For example, adding a larger tarp (or multiple tarps) which cover the entire enclosure would be one way to keep the moisture and wind out, also making it warmer in the winter months.

It’s low price also makes it an appealing option if you’re thinking of expanding your flock or if you’re thinking of getting into chickens but are nervous about spending a lot of money on a more traditional coop. For more information about this coop, or to buy it, click here


83” Rabbit Hutch, Extra Large Wooden Bunny House Chicken Coop, with Waterproof Roof and Running Cages, Removable Tray & Ramp and Ventilation Door, Suit for Rabbit, Chicken and Other Animals Indoor Out

Features
  • See price on Amazon (free shipping but not Prime)
  • Built of Fir wood materials
  • Waterproof and mildew resistant
  • Removable bottom for easier cleaning
  • Easy to assemble
  • Well ventilated with 2 doors
  • Can be used by a variety of pets
  • Nice looking coop
What Others Say

PROS

  • Easy to Assemble (per most reviews)
  • Large enough for 2 chickens (although will work better for smaller chickens like Bantams)
  • Attractive design
  • Roof Keeps it dry – made of asphalt material, longer lasting.

CONS

  • Much smaller than it looked – can hold 2 chickens but it’s a bit tight.
  • Limited Instructions for assembly – though most said it was fairly easy to assemble.
  • Not predator proof against large predators
  • Some revisions made in the run for additional space
  • Does not come with a roost
Summary

This coop was bought by both rabbit and chicken owners, most buying it for rabbits. Having said that, there were reviews from chicken owners as well.  Some said the directions were not clear, but most owners said it was easy to assemble .

Another good sign (so far) is that people are not complaining about the coop being warped, broken etc. upon delivery, which which has been an issue with coops in this price range. Perhaps they’ve created  a way to ship it safely that some of the other companies have not.

The biggest “con” with this coop was it’s size. As is common when looking at pictures of coops online, they are often smaller than they look once fully assembled. People estimated no more than 2 full size chickens, some said only one or maybe two smaller breeds like Bantams. In other words, you can buy it for two chickens but it’s likely to be a bit cramped. Some folks used it as a brooder for their chicks and then transitioned them to  a larger coop once they grew.

Another theme which stood out is that modifications were sometimes made to make it more user friendly for the chickens, some moving the ramp a bit to make it easier for the birds to use it. Also, it does not come with a roost so one will have to be added inside – not a hard accessory to install, thankfully. For roost ideas, see our article here.

Although there are not a lot of reviews so far, we were cautiously optimistic that “low quality” was not a common theme mentioned. For the price, not a lot of additional modifications are being done. We’ll continue to watch the reviews over time but it’s looking favorable so far. For more information about this coop, or to buy it, click here.


Features 
  • See price on Amazon (and Free Shipping)
  • Removable floor for easy cleaning
  • Waterproof roofing materials – asphalt material
  • Versatile – can house chickens, rabbits, and other small animals
  • The company encourages customers to call if any damages occur during shipping – offering discount or refund as indicated
  • Doors have locks for added security
  • No slip ramps
What Others Say

PROS

  • Nice looking design
  • Great for a few baby chicks or for a broody hen
  • Easy to assemble

CONS

  • Much smaller than expected
  • Poor quality materials
  • Better for rabbits than chickens
Summary

There were not a lot of reviews for this product but the rating overall turned out to be average – some loving it, others thinking it was a terrible investment. One buy said the slide out tray was binding and didn’t slide well, cracking the wood when pulled.

The most common comment was how small it seemed once assembled. Customers felt that, at most, 2 chickens could be housed in it but many of the responses indicated they used it primarily for chicks or an additional coop if one or two chickens were being pecked at and needed to be separated from the flock for awhile.

Again – the saying “you get what you pay for” seems to ring true here. Revisions to the coop may be needed in order for it to function the way it was intended. Also – plan on housing just one to two chickens unless you want to build an addition to it – which may defeat the purpose of buying it for some folks.

The company listing shows it offers discounts or refunds if there are issues with shipping, which is a bonus and may indicate the company is committed to making sure people have a good experience. Since there is such a disparity between reviews (from ‘not worth the money’ to ‘super awesome’), we’ll continue to watch this one and see how it does over time.  For more information or to buy this coop, click here


Lovupet 70in Deluxe Wooden Chicken Coop Pet Cage Rabbit Hen Hutch with Nest Box and Backyard, Ventilation Window 0326/X0327

Features
  • 3 doors for easy access for entry to coop, run, and for gathering eggs.
  • Attached run allows for added space to walk
  • Comes with a roost
  • Predator proof
  • Can be used for a variety of animals
What Others Say

PROS

No reviews yet

CONS

No reviews yet

Summary

So far, there are no reviews but we wanted to add this coop to our site as we continue to watch. It is an attractive coop, not large by any stretch, but looks like it should house 2-3 chickens comfortably.  Also, the nest boxes jut out from the main area, allowing for more space inside the coop. Also, the run seems a bit larger than others in this price range.

It does not look like it would stand up to larger predators based on materials it’s made of, but adding some large rocks around the perimeter would deter some of the larger animals.

The window is only an opening with trim around the outside and wire mesh to cover the opening – we like this, as it gives decent ventilation.

Also, an encouraging sign is that the company offers discounts or refunds due to damage during shipping.

We’ll keep an eye on this coop and see how it does over time, providing updates as more of them are sold. To buy this coop or to get more information on this coop, click here.


Petsfit Weatherproof Outdoor Chicken Coop with Nesting Box, Bottom Can be Removed for Easy Cleaning, 1-Year Warranty

Features
  • See price on Amazon
  • Holds 3-4 chickens
  • 3 bottom floor panels can be lifted out for easy cleaning
  • Nesting box with divider and hinges to lift lid from the outside
  • 1 year warranty
  • Rain resistant
  • Dimension: 53″L X 25″W X 28″H
  • Wood is Cedar
What Others Say...

PROS

  • Roof can be removed for easy cleaning, and some people added hinges to it to aid in this process vs nailing it down
  • Easy to clean
  • Minimal modifications needed
  • Adequate space for more than 4 chickens, with some people having up to 7 or 8.
  • Easy to assemble
  • Attractive Design

CONS

  • Some people complained the wood warped when it rained
  • May not hold up well in harsher cold conditions without additional covering
  • A few complaints about floor design
Summary 

Compared to other coops in its price range, this one ranked better overall because it has a roost and nest box inside and, although it’s not perfect, the materials are more solid than in other designs. Fewer revisions needed to be made overall. Some positive reviews stated the coop is doing well after 3 years, showing it can better stand the test of time. Many reviewers either painted or added more protection against the elements to make it more durable in inclement weather.

Also, many owners of this coop felt that the company accurately represented the number of chickens this coop can hold at 4 chickens. There were other reviewers who said the coop could hold up to 8 chickens, but this was not typical.

For overall value, we’d pick this coop over many of the others in this price range.  The materials may not be as high end as in more expensive coops, but most reviewers were not having to make as many adjustments to the coop right out of the box. In other similarly priced competitors, this was a more common issue. For more information or to buy this coop, click here

Features
  • See price on Amazon (with Prime)
  • Pull out floor tray for easy cleaning
  • Run area below the coop allows for open run space
  • Multiple ramps for in/out access
  • Assembly required
What Others Say…

PROS

  • Price is good for amount of space
  • Slide out floor handy for easy cleaning
  • Easy to assemble
  • Good Roofing materials
  • A bit larger than comparable coops in this price range

CONS

  • Flimsy Materials
  • Modifications made to make it stronger
  • No roost or nest box
  • Warps in wet weather
  • Seemed to rate better for Rabbits than for Chickens
Summary

For chickens, it does not include a nest box. For the money, many people described it as a good starter coop which worked better for chicks. It’s lightweight and roofing materials seemed adequate. It’s also an attractive looking coop so the neighbors may not mind seeing it in your yard either. Some of the wood materials seemed a bit flimsy to others, who were concerned about possible warping. It’s also a bit larger than many comparable coops in this price range.

For the price, this can be a good coop but it may require some additional materials on the part of the coop owner like adding locks to the doors, and installing a roost and nest box area. For more information or to buy this coop, click here


New Age Pet ecoFLEX Fontana Chicken Barn

Features
  • Made of a blend of recycled wood and polymer, which is supposed to be non-toxic
  • Roof can be taken off for ease of cleaning
  • 10 year warranty
  • Resistant to warping or cracking
  • Dimensions: 34 x 47 x 24.5 inches
  • Ventilated in back of coop, not easily visible on the outside
What Others Say…

PROS

  • Ease of Use – nesting box opens from outside
  • Some reviewers say it holds up to 8 larger sized hens
  • Easy assembly
  • Holding up in inclement weather

CONS

  • Roost is positioned a bit low
  • Depending on the kit you get…it may or may not fit together properly
  • Gets hot during the day due to design
  • Minimal light in the coop (no windows)
  • No door handle
  • Front door has fallen in for a few owners
  • Does not have a Run
Summary

Overall, this coop does better in rough weather than other models in this price range. The primary complaints were related to the front door falling in, no handle on the door, and poor ventilation. But even with these issues, many reviewers still rated this coop highly because of how many chickens it can hold (up to 8 in some reviews).

Also, very few people complained of materials warping, cracking etc., an accomplishment to be sure in this price category. It’s light weight enough that it can be moved around the yard as well. We did not find reviews where predators broke into this coop, another bonus for it’s design. 

This is a coop we recommend over others in this price range. It may not be perfect, but for $150, it’s not a bad value.

Many owners of this coop have made a few revisions to the door by adding a stopper to keep it from falling in, and adding a handle to the door. Others have drilled holes in various places for added ventilation. And some reviewers attached a run to it (smart idea if your so inclined) as this makes the coop more complete as a unit and allows the chickens space to run around. Or, you can simply let them free range during the day. For more information, or to buy this coop, click here


Closing Thoughts 

I hope you’ve found a few of the above coop review summaries helpful. If you want to know what to look for when either buying or building a coop, read this article first! You’ll learn what is needed in a coop before you even get your chicks.

Also – please realize that if you’re looking for coops in this price range, be prepared to make some revisions to some of the coops (like many reviewers did). Sometimes the coop will function great as is right out of the box, but that is not always the case. If you’re not willing to do that, you may have to look at buying coops which cost a bit more, but have the added quality. It all depends on your personal preference.

If none of the options seem appealing…then consider building your own! We have multiple plans available all through our site.

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