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I'm looking for a new coop for my goats. I am stuck between choosing between two coops. The first one is a plastic coop, and the second is a wood coop. They're about the same price so that doesn't matter too much to me. Should I go with the plastic one or the wooden one? And what are the pros and cons for wood versus plastic? Thanks!!:rainbow:
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http://www.homedepot.com/p/Suncast-...n-Storage-Shed-BMS7791/203702042#.UcoyFXTD_IV
Wood;
http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay...elshp=req&rel=nofollow&cId=PDIO1#BVRRWidgetID
 

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I always prefer the look of wood, even if plastic lasts forever, I always go more natural. But that would be my only reason for picking the wood one, I really have no other reason than how it looks :)
Lucky goaties you have there!
Do you think that it would get blown away in a storm (it's 345lbs.) or get cracked? And thanks!;)
 

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Plastic will wear down and crack in the sun, wood is better
I have a small wood shed for them now and they are always chewing on it. Would it be better to have a chewed wood shed or a worn down plastic shed?
 

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After reading the reviews on the sheds you picked. The plastic one must be put on a cement or wood pad. It isn't strong enough to put on dirt. Makes me wonder if goats would beat it up and break it.

The wood one comes with no roofing.

For the money, I would buy one of these... http://www.loyal-roth.com/Calf_Hutch3.html
 

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Agreed. They will chew on the wood and eat it no matter how much you tell them to stop. (personal experience) Wood also gets really hot in the summer because it absorbs heat. The plastic also might get cracked by the goats.
 

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Do you think that it would get blown away in a storm (it's 345lbs.) or get cracked? And thanks!;)
Well, here it wouldn't but we don't really get heavy winds like that! I personally would choose wood and just replace it when needed. I really like things to look natural,so even if it didn't last as long I would still pick wood, but that's just me.

I think whatever you get will eventually wear down, but I would listen to goathiker and caprinecrazy since they have way more experience!
 

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after reading the reviews on the sheds you picked. The plastic one must be put on a cement or wood pad. It isn't strong enough to put on dirt. Makes me wonder if goats would beat it up and break it.

The wood one comes with no roofing.

For the money, i would buy one of these... http://www.loyal-roth.com/calf_hutch3.html
i agree with this on. You can put some sort of carpet on it for winter if you really have cold winters.
We built one out of wood siding and aluminum roofing. It works great and was alot cheaper. We have a door that can be locked open or shut. We put short legs on it so that it isnt rotting on the ground and that is where our bucks live.
 
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