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Re: [The-Raleigh-Durham-Backyard-Poultry-Mee­tup-Group] New to chicken keeping

From: Nicole W.
Sent on: Friday, January 11, 2013 9:37 AM
I'm glad to hear the positive review to counter what was posted online (which must be taken with a grain of salt, just like any online reviews).  Ashley, your experience is right on par with mine, even though we haven't purchased anything from Luke yet.  He is truly excited about and loves what he does and is willing to take the time to talk to you, regardless of whether you're just exploring ideas or ready to buy. 

On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 6:00 PM, Ashley DuBray <[address removed]> wrote:
I can personally vouch for All Cooped Up, and know of another family in downtown Raleigh that will be happy to be a reference for them as well.

The owner, Luke, helped my husband and I tremendously when picking out our coop and choosing our chickens.  We had been thinking about getting chickens for a few months, and I called Luke multiple times with questions.  He was always happy to answer them and was always available.

When we decided we were going to get one of his coops, he let us come to his shop to take measurements of two identical coops - one was right-hand oriented, the other was left-hand oriented.  This was a big help, because we wanted to put our coop up against the house.  He also let us pick out the stain color for our coop and the color of the metal roof.  He showed us his chickens, gave us some magazines to help us further our research and even offered to go with us to the Wicked Chicken Auction the next day to pick out our chickens!  

We met him at the auction - he'd gotten there about 20 minutes earlier and already made note of the chickens he thought we'd be interested in.  He helped us bid on our chickens, and even bought some of the chickens we won at the auction from us, because you win them by the box and we would have ended up with more chickens than we wanted!

He brought our coop to the auction because we had a pickup truck, but offered to deliver it to our house and help my husband move it to the back yard free of charge.  He even asked me if I wanted him to get the feeder, waterer and shavings for the coop, so he saved us a trip to Tractor Supply for the necessities and just charged us the cost of the supplies.

I've talked to him multiple times since I got the chickens home with questions about what to do or what to expect.  He has continued to be available to me and even sent me a 9 page care sheet for our chickens.

I really can't say enough good things about our experience with All Cooped Up.  He went above and beyond for us, and we even bought his least expensive coop for $350!

If you have any other questions, or want Luke's contact information, please email me!

Ashley DuBray
[address removed]


On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 4:18 PM, Bev Mottershead <[address removed]> wrote:
The coops look really nice BUT
I looked these guys up on the internet and got 1 review. Not good.
http://www.insiderpages.com/b/15257598972/all-cooped-up-knightdale#reviews




 
Bev Mottershead

 



Subject: Re: [The-Raleigh-Durham-Backyard-Poultry-Meetup-Group] New to chicken keeping
From: [address removed]
To: [address removed]
Date: Thu, 10 Jan[masked]:31:53 -0500

Hi Amanda -

I recommend All Cooped Up in Knightdale.  https://www.facebook.com/AllCoopedUpRaleigh?ref=ts&fref=ts  I haven't ordered from them yet but had a nice long convo with the guy (I think his name was Toby, but am not sure) late last summer.  I think they have very good coops for very reasonable prices.  They have some standard designs that you can customize a little here and there to meet your needs.  When we're ready to order ours, we'll be using them.

Nicole

On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 3:07 PM, Amanda Ingraham <[address removed]> wrote:
Hi Everyone! I have been thinking about keeping hens for awhile but was finally given the ok by my HOA. :) I missed the 101 meetings in the fall. I've been educating myself on BYC and also thanks to wonderful friends with lots of experience. Wanted to check here to see if anyone recommends an additional sources of info to get off on the right foot. 

We are also not a DIY family, nor do we have the time to devote to constructing a coop, so we're going to be buying one. There are lots of folks on Craigslist, and of course Carolina Coops. Does anyone recommend a particular person/company to make it? We are in South Durham in a subdivision with a moderate sized backyard, and I'm thinking we'll keep maybe 6 birds in an enclosed run.

Thanks for all your help in advance!

~Amanda




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