Moving to a nearby city, it's about 26 miles from my present home. I have 2 coops, the first is a 4'x12' a friend built for me. The second is a hoop coop built from 16' feed panels sold at Tractor Supply and elsewhere, a slightly modified version of the one shown here: http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/ASC/ASC189/ASC189.pdf .
I searched on moving a coop, but no relevant threads came up, only questions about moving a coop across a pasture, or on the same property, nothing similar to a 26 mile city to city move.
The 12x4 coop that a friend built was transported here via U-haul 12 trailer. Don't want to do that again, their trailer is too narrow and at exactly 12 feet, it was a squeeze. Hoping to find a 14' flat trailer to rent, I know Tractor Supply rents some flat trailers, but I'm not certain they go to that length.
The hoop coop remains a problem. At about 8' x 8' or perhaps a half-foot larger on each side, it's too wide for any conventional trailer.
Looking for ideas on moving both coops, anyone got any notions? I'm moving to a Chattanooga, TN suburb, if it matters.
Thinking a backyard shed mover might be an answer, but don't find many in the area. I know a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy who allows a purveyor of sheds to put a demonstration model on his parking lot, so I'll check into that with my fingers crossed. The other notion I had was a roll back wrecker. Local company here actually has pictures of them moving a shed that is a wee bit wider than my hoop coop. I'll talk to them, but the more avenues to pursue, the better. I appreciate any thoughts you might have on this subject.