Originally Posted by love laugh farm
So I've been moving for days because the friends who were supposed to show and help of course never showed and my previous landlord is angry... My chicken's temporary coop is a large playhouse turned coop and it takes a trailer and about 4-5 STRONG men to move it... so i thought maybe a flatbed tow truck..? but we can't get a truck into the backyard.. any ideas on how to move a large coop quickly? We got it there 3 years ago on a lawn trailer and with a bunch of guys, but the lawn trailer has since been gone and i need ideas for a quick move to get my pullets to my new house!
Well, here's a thought...our hen house is actually a defunct portable storage shed we got from our local U-Haul...to move it into place (100 ft from the driveway where it was delivered ) we laid down a couple sheets of plywood as a track and used a hydraulic pallet jack to lift and move it cross the property. (Dirt, river rock, mulch) By the time my son and I pulled and pushed and rolled over to the edge of ply #2, wife would take ply # 1 and leap frog it over in front of ply # 2 and we just kept on like that till it was where we wanted. The pallet jack we had was good for up to 3,000 lbs so it was more than enough to do the job
Wish now I'd of taken pictures of the whole deal cause it was something we were pleased with after it was done, family effort and all!
If you look close on the bottom you can see how the base is..pallet like. Rolled easy enough once the initial "UH" push and pull got it going! Ar one point my poor wife was panting to keep up with out momentum! Son nearly rolled me over a time or two, too but we won't mention that...heh.