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Mobile Turkey Coop

  1. Just_Clucky84
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    I raise heritage breed turkeys and wanted a lightweight, mobile pen for them. I started by constructing an 8x8 frame frame using 2x4's.

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    Next, I made two door frames out of lighter 2x3's and then used one to connect the door frames and also provide support for the wire mesh. I used 5' by 50' welded fencing for the top of the coop and regular chicken wire for the ends. Everything was secured to the frame with heavy duty galvanized staples. I then used zip ties to link all of the wire. The doors were constructed from the wood of an old shipping pallet. (Not pretty, but it works!)

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    This is a view of how I secured the wire with the zip ties.
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    This is the (mostly) completed mobile coop. I just need to add some poultry wire around the bottoms to prevent predators from digging underneath. Otherwise the pen is very strong and secure. Now I just need to move it out to pasture and add the birds!

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  1. Just_Clucky84
    I wanted to try having only 2 sides touching the ground so that they would act as skids. I'm planning to add chicken wire around all four sides so that predators can't get underneath.
  2. jykmoy
    I notice you have a space underneath the two oppositie 2x4s. Any reason for that? Will you predator proof completely around the entire perimeter of the coop? How far out from the coop will your wired netting extend? This assumes the ground underneath is very flat and level. How will you deal with this?
  3. Just_Clucky84
    I currently have someone helping me move it. I could drag it by myself, but it is easier with two people.
  4. jykmoy
    Will you have someone help lift it for you to move it?

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