Elwars Chicken Coop Tractor

By Elwar · Jan 11, 2012 · ·
  1. Elwar
    Ok, I started my chicken run/tractor. It's 4'X8'X3H

    This is where the run will end up.
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    The dogs watched but weren't much help.
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    Got it standing and added some supports for stability.
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    Door frame for connector to the raised coop.
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    Painted before the hardware cloth goes on.
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    added a hinged opening
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    hardware cloth on, roof and ramp added
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    Was about to add the wheels but the bolts were too short.
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    I took pictures with my other phone of the coop construction...I'll get those eventually
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    Here's the inside with the perch and vynl layed down.
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    I have three open sides with each side able to open up. The coop is 4X4X4 raised about 3 feet.
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    I created a large box for shavings lined in vynl, removable for ease of cleaning.
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    Box slides right in...I have a couple of LED lights in there for nightlights.
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    The opening to the nest boxes is on the right.
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    View from the opened nest box, added hay and golf balls to help things along.
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    Beginning of my "tunnel" going from coop to tractor.
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    Set a few stairs...
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    Painted with an outdoor paint to seal up the wood.
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    I enclosed the whole tunnel in hardware cloth, using roofer nails to nail it on.
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    That's an automatic waterer in the chicken run to slowly fill up with water all day...it's made for dogs but it works well.
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    Still need to fix the opening for the run, I didn't paint it to seal it soon enough. And I need to get the roof finished.
    Also...automatic door and a food feeder so I can leave home for a few days.

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  1. Horseychicken
    thats really neat.. howd u come up with that? lol
  2. LittleSticks
    Great job! I like how your coop seems to be floating in the air right above the fence. The tunnel to the tractor (chicken tunnel = chunnel) looks like works perfectly and the chicks took to it right away.

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