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Bantam Tractor Or Coop

By jespere, Feb 19, 2012 | Updated: Mar 28, 2012 | | |
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  1. jespere
    We started building the new coop! Its a 6x3 tractor with a slanted tin roof and coop with nesting boxes and a roost. So excited!! Here are the plans:

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    After cutting the major pieces and starting to notch all the lap joints... plus a close up of the notches.
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    This is a close up of the lap joint after being glued and attached. Notice the seamstress notations! *My addition* to his carpentry skills. :)

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    Hard at work rasping and filing!
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    Things are starting to come together!!
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    Starting to paint!!

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    Got the walls cut and fitted for the Hen house. Next is to paint and attach them. We are saving that door until last...

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    Just another view. Notice that the side wall goes all the way down to the bottom of the coop. We were not going to keep that but they love sitting in there in the temp coop.

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    And, one of the ladies checking out the new digs! She was confused to say the least but it looked like a good curious confusion.
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    We fitted the roof slats and finished painting last week. Last night, we attached the first section of hardware cloth. Hopefully, the ladies should be enjoying the new coop by tonight!!!

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    Tin roof held on with 3/4 inch roofing screws (rubber seal).

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    The ramp, being held on with an eye and hook assembly that came with the screen door assembly
    (we only used the hinges and will add the handles after the trim)

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    [​IMG]The Finished Chicken Mansion!!![​IMG]


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    And, with the coop door open (french doors!)

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    [​IMG] Yes, those are icicle lights [​IMG]

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    She's not too sure about this ramp thing ... but she'll get there.

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    Will update again when we add the trim. Thanks for looking!!
    2/19/2012




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    THANKS for picking us for 'Chicken Coop - Picture of the Week'!
    3/26/2012


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  1. chicosrevenge
    Love this - I will probably borrow some ideas from you when I build mine!
  2. zibby
    Love the coop. How heavy is it? How do you move yours? How many chickens are you keeping in it? Again, I really like it and it seems quite simple.
  3. bluedubloonfarm
    This is so awesome, we are going to build this for our silkies! Love IT!
  4. jespere
    WOW. Thanks everyone!! This was my dream coop. If/when we change/add things I'll add the additions!! Here are some answers to the questions that have been posted.

    @Sunnysimplelife: In the roosting area, the lights are pulled up, they can't reach (banties!)
    @treehouse: yes, they are 2x2's
  5. judyki2004
    nice, & practical coop design! came out very cute too!
  6. treehouse
    PS Love the very romantic Icycle lights - should make for some very happy chicks LOL :)
  7. treehouse
    love it ! great job , are those 2 x 2"s ?
  8. artistictalon
    Love the whole design of it. Especially the lighting! We are still trying to figure out which coop to build.
  9. mississippimudd
    Dont keep the hens up too late with the party lights now....lol
  10. mississippimudd
    Seeing you do this, I now think i will try this ....thanks for the plans.....you inspired me... u r such a blessing.

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