Added Wheels to My Chick-N-Barn

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by hyperslug, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. hyperslug

    hyperslug In the Brooder

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    I added a foundation and wheels to my Chick-N-Barn.

    Here is the foundation upside down before the wheels. Notice the deck bracing. That is pressure treated wood.

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    Here is the finished version with pull rope.

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    Currently I have 6 pullets in it but will move them to a larger coop and let them free range when they are big enough the hawks won't get them.

    I really like not having a floor to clean! I am working on a hanging waterer and feeder so they will move with the coop and not get pooped on or in. Trying to keep the maintenance down! Right now I kick the hens out when I move it and then herd them back in. My neighbors get a kick out of watching me trying to chase the uncooperative birds back into the coop.

    I may put some barbed wire on the coop to keep the goats from tearing it up. They know there is food in there.

    Jeff
     
  2. NICE
     
  3. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

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    Looks great!

    I wish I had a tractor.... Maybe next coop!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    very nice job [​IMG]
     
  5. SimplyForties

    SimplyForties Songster

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    Great tractor!
     
  6. quiltnchik

    quiltnchik Songster

    May 19, 2009
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    Quote:Great tractor, but regardless of your chicks' size, the hawks can still get them. Hawks don't differentiate between chicks and/or full-grown chickens, unfortunately [​IMG]
     
  7. hyperslug

    hyperslug In the Brooder

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    Quote:Great tractor, but regardless of your chicks' size, the hawks can still get them. Hawks don't differentiate between chicks and/or full-grown chickens, unfortunately [​IMG]

    Our experience has been the hawks get the older slower moving birds. The young ones may be OK because they can move fast but I am not chancing it just yet. Also I would like to think size does matter because I have never seen a hawk go after an ostrich. [​IMG] What I mean is I believe a hawk might be put off by a Jersey Giant more so than a bantam, but the red tails won't actually tell me.

    Jeff
     

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