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Putting wheels on a large aviary

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I'm building an aviary/coop that is 6ft tall, 10 ft long, and 10ft wide. It's made of wood and hardware cloth and it's going to be over 300 pounds but needs to be movable. Does anybody know any good way/design to disengage wheels so they don't lift the coop when not in use? Thanks!!!


Edited by cereall - 6/6/16 at 4:33pm
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There are wheels that flip up and down and lock...if you have a place like Tractor supply,  look there!  I think they use them for the different attachments on smaller tractors.....they're pretty tough and should do the job.  I've found a lot of cool coop parts there.....I just wander the parts aisles and get creative...good luck!

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It will be challenging choosing a material that is both strong and light enough to be that size and movable.

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Yep,  our first was overbuilt!  We were so afraid of predators we used  two by fours and it weighs quite a bit!  I'm a petite girl and I can move it but I'm not going to pretend it's easy.

 

Second coop is triple decker so  we needed something lighter,  we went with two by two's....much easier!  Also,  wheels are good but a well placed handle is just as important....otherwise you wind up dragging it around with your fingertips in the hardware cloth.....not good!

 

I move the coops onto fresh ground everyday so mobile was a priority.  The goal is for  coop three to  be even easier.

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