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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by eggonomist, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. eggonomist

    eggonomist In the Brooder

    Oct 20, 2007
    Singhampton, Ont, Canada
    Well I think I am now 1 day off from completing the tractor if the weather holds off. The inside needs to dry out before I can put the lino floor down and I'll finish it along with the coop but I need to get the Guinea's out of the brooder ASAP.
    the door was going to go on the side so I tried to mimic the shape, then I decided to have it on the front but I had made the door and trim so the shape stuck
    I finished the door and roof today, I needed it to be sound in structure so I can move in the new tennets in.
    The roof is hinged to make it easier to get to the feeder and waterer
    Being a smart ass I decided to double hinge the door to fold it out the way when clean up time comes around. Actually both sides are hinged but I only want to use on for everyday use
    The rear panel will eventually be removed and an external nest box will take it's place, but as I'm going to put the guinea's in there it can wait. but for the moment I can button the tractor up tight for the night so I can sleep in peace. [​IMG]
    The inside needs a quick tidy up but the basics are there.
    All I need to do now is move the wheels to the other side as I am going to make a run for it although the Guinea's will be free range I may decide on keeping some chickens in there, if so it's the same width as the gap between the raised vegetable beds so I can move it between them keeping the grass in check.
    i won't know what to do with myself once I get these projects done, oh yes thats right, get ready for the goats next year [​IMG]

  2. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    That is adorable! The door shape and the scalloping details are perfect.

  3. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
    Conklin, Michigan
    Cute...looks cozy:)
  4. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    You did a great job,congrats,and best luck
  5. digitS'

    digitS' Songster

    Dec 12, 2007
    ID/WA border
    So . . . there's a real tractor there in the background. (What's that, a Ford 5610?) It suggests to me that there's plenty of space available somewhere thereabouts. Room enuf for . . . most anything.

    I appreciate the fact that you can think of the utility of both large and small. Other than that, I agree with all those other adjectives folks have been using. And, You've done an excellent job!

    (Before moving on to anything else, build a coop on that trailer and start pasturing a hundred laying hens! [​IMG])

  6. eggonomist

    eggonomist In the Brooder

    Oct 20, 2007
    Singhampton, Ont, Canada
    I'm English, so what else other than a leyland 344.[​IMG] that trailer is reserved for my 6 wheelers, but don't think I didn't think about it.
    Thanks everyone for all the kind words, I have been building this out of left overs and scrap wood, so far I have spent around $15 on additional screws, $7 on the wood for the roof and $2.50 on the hinges so I'm very pleased.
  7. PAChickenChick

    PAChickenChick Songster

    May 4, 2008
    Absolutely wonderful....
    very smart design,excellent price...and now I'm jealous [​IMG]

  8. tvtaber

    tvtaber Songster

    Aug 2, 2007
    Central CA
    Wow, you could easily sell that for a nice price! Beautiful!
  9. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Great Job [​IMG]

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