Blueridges Chicken Coop Tractor

By blueridge · Jan 11, 2012 · ·
  1. blueridge
    This project started with a trailer that needed to be put out to pasture.
    I had been looking at pictures of gypsy caravans on the 'net and the idea was born.
    We made the coop frame out of odds and ends of lumber, the windows were salvaged.
    I sent Michelle to the paint store alone. What was I thinking!
    We use T posts to make a large portable yard and move the coop around the pastures.
    They are turned in to the garden now and plugged into the barn for the winter
    There are 8 nest boxes accessable from outside the coop behind these doors.
    There is also storage areas above and below the nest boxes.
    the roosts are across the width at the tongue end.
    I used roll roofing to cover the top.

    Michelle painted a morning glory detail on an end panel
    We set the ramp in the open people door in the summer.
    In cooler weather we close the big door and use the sliding hatch door
    (If the choice were strictly mine the hatch door would be over the trailer tongue)​

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Recent User Reviews

  1. mrs_organized_chaos
    "Missing important details"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 18, 2018
    The coop looks very nice but the article is missing a lot of details.
  2. SimplyLivinthatFarmLife
    "Blueridges Chicken Coop Tractor"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 9, 2018
    Love trash to treasure stories like yours. It is absolutely adorable. Wish you had included step by step directions as to how it was erected. Love it and love the paint!!!
  3. Hope Hughes
    "Cute paint job!"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 3, 2018
    Love the idea and the build, but I would have loved to see the inside of the coop too.


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  2. M Rinier
    I have not seen such a paint job on a coop before. Very Gypsy I must say. Great idea for re-purposing a trailer. It looks well vented. How many birds can you keep comfortably? I have seen companies that install a glasbord floor. Is this something you did for easy cleaning? How about some interior pics.
  3. Stumpy
    Fantastic coop!
  4. dsheaz
    Very nicely done! I am also building a portable coop on a trailer. A question: Is it difficult to lift the trailer hitch on and off the truck or tractor? Do your trailer wheels have brakes? What do you use to hold up the end of the hitch on the trailer when it's in place? I know, that's three question? (-:

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