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Have anyone turn Garden/Utility Cart into portable coop?

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I purchased this cheap industry cart and thinking turn its into small portable coop for about 6 chickens with roll out egg nest box.  My plan is using pvc for light weigh frame with 1/2" x 1/2" welded wire and about 3' tall.  Does anyone has any plan or picture of your cart coop willing to share?

 

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Here is my opinion. 

To house 6 chickens, you need a floor plan about 4 feet by 6 feet.    I don't think a structure that size would be very stable on  the cart that you have.    One option you can take, is to make a coop movable by using the wheels  from your cart installed on a larger base. 

I  like to repurpose things myself.   My coop is made from a lil tykes playhouse.  When children no longer played in it due to outgrowing it, I converted it.    These can be acquired  used for  little $$$ or free.  I could put wheels on mine but don't need to.  Here is a pix. 

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Originally Posted by cavemanrich View Post
 

Here is my opinion. 

To house 6 chickens, you need a floor plan about 4 feet by 6 feet.    I don't think a structure that size would be very stable on  the cart that you have.    One option you can take, is to make a coop movable by using the wheels  from your cart installed on a larger base. 

I  like to repurpose things myself.   My coop is made from a lil tykes playhouse.  When children no longer played in it due to outgrowing it, I converted it.    These can be acquired  used for  little $$$ or free.  I could put wheels on mine but don't need to.  Here is a pix. 


I have a box coop now and too heavy.  It just not portable so I want to get other ideas before build my cart coop this spring.

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I purchased this cheap industry cart and thinking turn its into small portable coop for about 6 chickens with roll out egg nest box. Does anyone has any plan or picture of your cart coop willing to share?

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/the-nags-head-chicken-coop-tractor


Edited by Hokum Coco - 2/26/16 at 5:15am

Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

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Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

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Thanks.  I was the 1st one to decide to attached the automatic treader to the coop so this will be a next build adventure.  For those whose decide to attach automatic treader feeder to the coop or the run, here is the link to it.  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/537861/automatic-feeder-attached-to-the-coop

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