New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

new to chickens, can I add wheels??

post #1 of 2
Thread Starter 

HI everyone!

My family is very new to chickens but excited to get started.  We recently were given this coop and plan to get 3 hens this spring.  I have been reading a lot about predators and want to keep our hens safe.  But at the same time, I like the idea of mobility.  Is there any way to turn this coop into a chicken tractor safely?    I like the idea of mobility a lot.

If not, can you all give me some suggestions on keeping predators out?  I have read that we need to put this coop inside a fence, that we need to attach a fence to the bottom and dig it down 18 inches and out 8 inches.  And lots more, most of which contradicts suggestions from other sources.....  I just want to do this right.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Beth

 

 

 

post #2 of 2

I put Hardware cloth apron around my run.. a apron of it also... there is a purple coop in my run. cheapest HC I found: http://www.windscreen4less.com/hardware-cloth/1-2-mesh-19-gauge.html 

 

 

Hens: 4 Black Jersey giants, 3 BO,  2 BR, 1CX, ...1 mix roo  ... labor day chicks 5 BJG mix, 1 BO mix .. . Halloween chicks: 2  barred rock mix and 4 cornish cross mix.... Turkeys: 1 BBB hen ,  4 Narragansett jakes  Yummy.....

1 dog 2 cats

If the hen defends her chicks beneath her wings; how much more shalt thou be safe beneath the wings of God ...Psalm XCI 

Reply

Hens: 4 Black Jersey giants, 3 BO,  2 BR, 1CX, ...1 mix roo  ... labor day chicks 5 BJG mix, 1 BO mix .. . Halloween chicks: 2  barred rock mix and 4 cornish cross mix.... Turkeys: 1 BBB hen ,  4 Narragansett jakes  Yummy.....

1 dog 2 cats

If the hen defends her chicks beneath her wings; how much more shalt thou be safe beneath the wings of God ...Psalm XCI 

Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav: