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post #11 of 19
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Ok yes it makes sense but so what u are saying is put the 4x4s of the legs and then use the rollers to move the coop and put the rollers under the 4x4s
post #12 of 19
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Ok yes it makes sense but so what u are saying is put the 4x4s of the legs and then use the rollers to move the coop and put the rollers under the 4x4s

Yes. You'll need a long, flat, load bearing surface to roll over the top of the rollers. A couple of 4x4s attached to the bottom of the legs of the coop should do fine.
post #13 of 19
Thread Starter 
Ok well I might try that in the spring depending on how soft the ground is when we do it thanks for the help
post #14 of 19

I am wandering if you could unhook the run. Then get two long pieces of 4x4.  Put them under the coop and get about 8 guys to pick it up.  Four on each corner, just lifting up on the 4x4's.  I've never done anything like this but I think with 6 or 8 guys the weight would not be too bad.  Just buy a case a beer and let them have at it.

post #15 of 19
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Guys and beer don't mix the coop would topple over on its side with them trying to walk they will be trying to carry it and hold on to the wall trying not to fall over and I will in hook the run we will take that over with our trailer I just didn't know about doing that with the coop thought invade of it falling over
post #16 of 19

They can have the beer once the coop is moved;).  The coop looks to be rectangular in shape.  If they run 4x4s under the coop along the legs it sits on there is no reason it would tip over.  It is just a thought.

post #17 of 19
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Ok well I'm not sure what I'm going to do that would be up to my sad then I was just trying to get some ideas and yes it's a rectangle it's a 4x8 coop
post #18 of 19

I used large PVC pipes once to move a shed, rollers.  The shed was bigger than your coop and it worked fine.   Between me and two other guys we moved it about 50 feet in 20 minutes.

post #19 of 19

Here's the basics....I'd use more than just 2 pipes tho.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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