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If it can be put on rollers to move it certainly can be put on a Sledge.  I have seen such moved by horses.

 

That sledge has to be built right though.  Some people call them sleds or skids. 

 

The beauty of it would be you'd get a new floor out of it in the process. 

 

I think sledges (by any name) are more likely used in winter when the ground is frozen, rollers any time. Certainly easier to move it a distance if you don't need to have people running the rollers from back to front to keep it moving.


Actually they historically are used any time of the year.      Look up stone boats.   Or here is a LINK to a google search

 

If they are constructed right they just require to be unstuck.  Gee and Haw...  a tug left and right and a team of horses can move two or three thousand pounds.   Same goes for a tractor.

 

 

best illustration i have seen for skids to be built under a building.

 

In order to move a heavy building with a tractor or horse the skid runners themselves need to be braced because when you hook chains to each of the skids and pull.  They skids want to compress together.

 

deb

Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

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Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

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We live in a small town on a corner lot so we don't have a ton of space to work with, but we ended up building a 10x10 with 6 oversized nesting boxes. We have been working on our first coop for a few months now in our spare time. We had no set plans or designs I just took from many different pictures that inspired. Hope you enjoy😊 we are rather proud of it! (Coop is about 95% complete as of this post)
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We live in a small town on a corner lot so we don't have a ton of space to work with, but we ended up building a 10x10 with 6 oversized nesting boxes. We have been working on our first coop for a few months now in our spare time. We had no set plans or designs I just took from many different pictures that inspired. Hope you enjoy😊 we are rather proud of it! (Coop is about 95% complete as of this post)
Looks great! I hope you can resist chicken math and not add too many birds, they become an addiction! Just curious but do you have a latch on the nesting box lid? Raccoons are smart! Also what type of fencing did you use?
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@cabinchicky thank you! We already have plans to add to it if need be but I'm looking to only have 8.lol we don't have any chickens at the moment so the latches are included in the 5% we like being complete👍🏽 we used a mixture of chicken wire and hardware mesh😊
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@cabinchicky thank you! We already have plans to add to it if need be but I'm looking to only have 8.lol we don't have any chickens at the moment so the latches are included in the 5% we like being complete👍🏽 we used a mixture of chicken wire and hardware mesh😊

 

It looks great! Good job building it! 10x10 is a nice size to secure them in when needed. Will they free range during the day?

 

Can't tell from the pic, and maybe yo have this, but make sure to add the 1/2 inch hardware mesh from the base up partway, perhaps to the cross piece. So many awful stories of raccoons and other creature reaching through or busting the chicken wire and killing chickens.

Not sure how you have secured underneath, but you could opt to scrape away a few inches of soil around the base, and  fan the 1/2 inch hardware cloth out ~24 inches (like an apron), secure with 12" garden staples, and recover with soil and gravel.

I use snap locks on my doors/nest boxes, with carabiners through them.

 

You should be quite proud of yourselves. :D 

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