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Chicken Coop Tractor Progress NEW PICS!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ChicksinBoise, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. ChicksinBoise

    ChicksinBoise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Weekend 1:
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    Weekend 3: I've actually added locks to all the doors and ran extra wire behind the chicken wire, since taking these picks. I will be gone all this week and next weekend so I'm hoping to have this all done in the next 2 weeks! [​IMG]

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    Final Coop:
    The width is 4'-0, length is 6'-0, height is about 4'-0 I think.

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    Last edited: Sep 9, 2007
  2. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AWSOME!!![​IMG] Wish we could make something that neat!!!
     
  3. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    How long & how wide is it?
    Do you have nests set up at each end or only one?

    That is a really nice tractor. I'm sure it will prove to be worth it.


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  4. ChicksinBoise

    ChicksinBoise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks to both of you!

    The tractor is 6'0 long by 4'0 wide and about 4'0 high. It has nests set up at both end which are 4'0 wide by 18" deep. There are two roosts running down the middle the length and width of the tractor. They also act to give the coop more strength and stabilization. This coop is also designed so the whole roof section can be lifted off of the base for cleaning or whatever.

    I still have a few things to do to finish it all up, which includes adding 10" tires on one side and handles on the other. The nice thing is, most of the materials were laying around from past projects. I only bought the 1x3's, wiring, hinges and locks. I am guessing we have spent just under $100...and a few weekends.

    I will post better pics when it is all finished. But the Chicks did move in tonight for their first night in it! [​IMG]

    Since I got the locks on and the double wire in for added protection against the Raccoons. I think this will keep them at bay and cause them to move on to easier entertainment.
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2007
  5. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    AWESOME!! You did a great job
     
  6. Wolfpacker

    Wolfpacker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You people who can build things like this make me SICK! [​IMG]

    Seriously, VERY nice job. Did you design it yourself? I really like the nestboxes.
     
  7. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    Very nice! You have done a great job! Please submit your pictures and plans to the BYC site so others can get ideas for their projects.

    Yes, very nice indeed.
     
  8. TreyClark281

    TreyClark281 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow great tractor!!!
    i was thinking about making one for my flock but they like free ranging so.. idk just yet.
     
  9. ChicksinBoise

    ChicksinBoise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you very much Coyote! [​IMG]
     
  10. ChicksinBoise

    ChicksinBoise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks! I did design it myself, mostly inspired by Monicas house on the coop section here. It's still not done. I have to finish the next boxes and add a "winter" cover for the middle roof door.
     

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