Chicken Coop Shopping 101: Essential Tips for Buying Online

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Buying a chicken coop online requires patients, knowledge ― and a good eye.

Some people might lack one of those; the only other option is buying a chicken coop.

There are many advantages to buying chicken coops, and they also have disadvantages that may just reveal themselves to you online (who knows?)!

Keep reading to get showered on the top selections for buying a chicken coop online now…

Key Takeaways

  • Buying a chicken coop online can save you time and offer a hassle-free shopping experience, but check that you buy from a reputable seller and inspect the workmanship.
  • Amazon is a great place to buy chicken coops online, as you can see reviews from previous buyers and ensure good service and quality products.
  • Consider your needs and preferences before deciding whether to buy a new or used chicken coop online and make sure to choose a coop with good ventilation and easy access.
  • Independent sellers on sites like Etsy can offer unique and customized coops, but be sure to research the product and seller thoroughly before making a purchase.

Online Chicken Coop Shopping: 2 Essential Tips for First-Timers

Looking to add some pizzazz to your chicken coop purchase? Why not consider buying online?

Buying a chicken coop online is a great place to buy and saves you a lot of time.

You can compare chicken coops with one another and see reviews from others who have bought the item.

The ONLY disadvantage to buying online is that you won’t see the products until after paying for them.

Yet, most companies offer a REFUND if you decide the product isn’t right for you or it isn’t what its description is online.

Before starting your adventure searching for the proper chicken coop, there are some things you will want to consider to make a stress-free online purchase:

#1 Don’t Get Scammed – Buy From a Reputable Seller

Looks can be deceiving! One of these things is buying from a REPUTABLE company or seller.

Over 1,000 sellers and companies sell chicken coops of all sizes and shapes. Some come already built, and some require assembly, so you’ll want to research carefully.

The way to check if a seller or a company is legit is to read their reviews and research them to see if there are any negative issues you should be aware of.

If there are too many negative reviews, you will want to move on…

#2 The Devil is in the Details – Check the Workmanship

Another thing to consider is their WORKMANSHIP.

Some chicken coops will look PERFECT online, but once shipped to you, they will look like crap due to missing parts and materials.

One of the ways to prevent that from happening to you is to ask the seller (1) what type of material they used and (2) if there is any warranty.

Usually, if the chicken coop is built with high-quality materials, the seller will offer a warranty on their product.

You will notice that chicken coops online can be bought new or used.

If you plan to buy a used one, READ the descriptions thoroughly and look at the image carefully. Also, make sure the image isn’t just a placeholder.

If there is nothing in the description or the picture mentioning that this is the actual picture, email or call the seller to make sure it’s the accurate picture.

If you’re in for a visual demonstration, don’t miss this fantastic video about buying a chicken coop from Amazon:

To Buy New or Used? The Definitive Guide to Purchasing Chicken Coops Online

Melissa Witherell, DVM, an expert in animal care, has something important to say about sheltering your chickens (1):

“Chickens require a shelter or a coop that provides adequate space, protection from the elements and predators, and good ventilation.

So now that you know how critical a coop is, an essential mark of adequate care, let me go a bit deeper into the way of finding your glorious, beautiful chicken coop: ONLINE SHOPPING…

When it comes to buying a chicken coop online, one of the first decisions you’ll need to make is whether to buy it ― new or used.

Each option has its own advantages and disadvantages, so it’s important to consider your needs and preferences before making a decision.

Buying A New Coop

If you decide to buy a new chicken coop online, you’ll have the advantage of getting a brand-new product with all the latest features and designs.

As an example, you might be able to find a wooden chicken coop with nesting boxes and a removable tray for easy cleaning.

What’s more, you might even be able to find an automatic chicken coop that does some of the work for you!

Buying A Used Coop

On the other hand, buying a used chicken coop online can be a more AFFORDABLE option.

You might be able to find a great deal on a high-quality coop that has been well-maintained and is still in good condition.

However, it’s important to carefully read the description and examine the pictures to ensure that you’re getting a coop that meets your needs.

Some Caveats to look out for: Construction, Design, and Ventilation

No matter whether you decide to buy new or used, it’s essential to pay attention to the design of the chicken coop.

Look for features like good ventilation, sturdy construction, and easy access for cleaning and maintenance. You’ll also want to make sure that the coop is the right size for your backyard chickens.

As with any online purchase, it’s important to do your research and choose a reputable seller. Look for sellers with good reviews and a history of selling high-quality chicken coops.

By taking the time to find the right seller and the right coop, you can ensure that you’re getting a product that meets your needs and provides a comfortable and safe home for your backyard chickens.

Discover the benefits of poultry housing with our insightful articles “Why Build A Chicken Coop” and “How Long Does it Take to Build a Chicken Coop,” essential reads for anyone considering their own chicken project.

Get Clucky: Where to Buy a Coop Online That Meets Your Needs

Congratulations on getting closer to becoming an online chicken coop expert! But hold your horses, because I’ve got some juicy tips that will take you to the next level about buying online:

Where To Buy Your Coop: Amazon/eBay

There are many great places online to buy chicken coops, such as eBay, Amazon, and other large retailers.

From experience, I would buy from AMAZON, as you can see reviews for the seller by previous buyers, and I never had any issues buying from Amazon before.

That should give you an idea of the service and product from the seller. CLICK on the link to search for chicken coop on Amazon:

Thankfully, buying chicken coops online saves time and offers a hassle-free shopping experience.

Alternative Options: Independent Sellers

What’s more, many independent sellers offer their chicken coops through their own websites or on sites such as Etsy.

While these options may be less convenient than purchasing from a larger retailer, they can offer unique and customized coops that meet your specific needs.

If you take the time to research the chicken coop you’re planning to buy, you should be a happy customer once it arrives at your door front.


1. How do I choose the right size coop?

chicken coop

Consider the number of chickens and their size, as well as the amount of space you have available.

2. How do I assemble the coop?

Look for coops that come with clear instructions and all necessary hardware.

3. What features should I look for in a coop?

Look for a sturdy design, good ventilation, secure locks, and easy access for cleaning (2).

4. How do I ensure the coop is predator-proof?

Choose a coop made from sturdy materials and with secure locks, and consider adding extra security measures like wire mesh or an electric fence.


Buying a chicken coop online can be a convenient and efficient way to start your backyard chicken farming journey, provided that you research and choose a reputable seller.

By following the tips outlined in this article and keeping an eye out for quality construction, good ventilation, and easy access, you can find a coop that meets your needs and provides another thing:

A COMFORTABLE and SAFE home for your feathered friends.

Whether you buy new or used, take the time to find the right coop, and you can enjoy the many benefits of keeping chickens in your backyard.

Feel free to leave me a comment about your incredible journey in buying online, and feel free to share any tips, recommendations, and hints!

Until next time…

beautiful chicken outside a coop


1. Witherell, DVM M. Chicken Coops for Backyard Chickens [Internet]. 2022. Available from:

2. Backyard Poultry | Healthy Pets, Healthy People | CDC [Internet]. 2020. Available from:

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